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Orioles affiliate to play Friday's game in gnome uniforms

There's a typical minor league promotion, there's embracing a minor league promotion, and then there's this.

The Orioles' Triple-A affiliate in Norfolk is giving away Ron Johnson garden gnomes, and the team is taking it a bit further to ensure their manager's giveaway is a success by wearing matching gnome jerseys.

Here's slugging first baseman Christian Walker modeling both the gnome and the gnome jersey:

Christian Walker modeling our gnome jerseys & showing off the Ron Johnson gnome giveaway. Friday will be awesome.

— Norfolk Tides (@NorfolkTides) August 12, 2014

I've enjoyed plenty of minor-league promotions this year, including the Manny Claus bobblehead in Double-A Bowie, but for the top-to-bottom commitment the Tides are showing with these jerseys, it's hard not to say this one tops them all.

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