The Milwaukee Brewers donned purple in honor of Prince, the Minneapolis legend who died last April, on their flight to Minneapolis for a series with the Twins starting today.
The 162-game season can be a long and grueling one and many major-league baseball teams have themed trips during the season to keep things light.
On Sunday, each player dressed in purple clothing honoring the late musician on the tarmac before boarding a plane to Minneapolis. Ryan Braun dressed exactly like Prince. Eric Sogard wore a purple and black suit and tie. Stephen Vogt dressed up in a Willy Wonka costume. There was a purple T-Rex and purple soccer jerseys and dress shirts.
🎶 Purple Rain….Purple Rain… 🎶
Off to Minneapolis in style. ✈️ pic.twitter.com/OSXGv4mHqc
— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) August 6, 2017
Back in June, the Twins hosted Prince Night in honor of the Minneapolis native with the team sporting purple shirts with the Prince emblem, fireworks and an epic umbrella show during the seventh-inning stretch.
The Brewers enter their four-game series against the Twins a half-game behind the Chicago Cubs for first place in the National League Central.