MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Macon Bacon is sizzling throughout the country. The new Coastal Plain League team’s name is a hit.
It’s gotten the attention of people all over the United States.
“Once we had the new name of the baseball team, we went from like 500 followers on Twitter to 2,000,” said Director of Marketing, Tyler Vertin.
Tyler Vertin, Macon Bacon’s Director of Marketing, has been working on ways to get the team’s name out, and it hasn’t been hard. Macon Bacon got the attention of ESPN’s SportsCenter the day after the name and logo were released.
“People love bacon,obviously. It’s kind of an American icon,” said Vertin.
“When you have an ESPN anchor wearing our gear and sporting it and being out there on social media,” said Macon Bacon President, Todd Pund. “We’re getting a lot of great publicity from that.”
Since then, people want to get their hands on Macon Bacon merchandise.
“We put it on Facebook and someone’s like, ‘Oh I gotta get one for my friend from Hawaii. Next thing you know, Hawaii’s on the map,” said Vertin.
Vertin created a map highlighting all of the states that have purchased hats and/or T-shirts. The goal is to have someone in every state buy merchandise, then go international.
“We’re in the process of ordering on field hats, on field jerseys, other t-shirts, female clothing, bats and balls for stocking stuffers so we can get things ready for Black Friday,” said Pund.
The Macon Bacon just released their 2018 inaugural game schedule.
“We’ve got to get that place sold out,” said Vertin. “We have to show Savannah, we’re just as much of a baseball town as they are.”
Opening night is June 1st against the Lexington County Blowfish. It’s a special event featuring fireworks. Below is a 5-game plan where you can purchase tickets for $15 per game ($75 total) and receive all-you-can eat.
Bacon 5-Game Plan
|Friday||June 1||Lexington County Blowfish||Opening Night and Fireworks|
|Saturday||June 16||Savannah Bananas||Military Appreciation Night|
|Tuesday||July 3||Gastonia Grizzlies||Fireworks extravaganza|
|Saturday||July 14||Lexington County Blowfish||Autograph Jersey Auction Night|
|Friday||August 3||Savannah Bananas||Final home game of regular season|
For more information, go to MaconBaconBaseball.com.