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After April Fools' joke goes viral, Omaha Storm Chasers will actually be the Omaha Potholes for one game

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The Omaha Storm Chasers posted a new uniform and hat design on Twitter, joking that the team will become the Omaha Potholes on June 31 — a day that doesn’t exist. However, the team announced Wednesday that they will actually play as the Potholes on April 24.

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After April Fools’ joke goes viral, Omaha Storm Chasers will actually be the Omaha Potholes for one game

The people asked. The Omaha Storm Chasers delivered.

What began as an April Fools’ Day joke became reality after many fans embraced the idea. The Omaha Storm Chasers will play a game as the Omaha Potholes.

Omaha Potholes Night is set for April 24. Potholes team gear is also available on the team’s website.

“I didn’t in my wildest imagination think (the joke) would take on a national level (of attention),” Team President and General Manager Martie Cordaro said. “Locally, I knew it was something that would draw attention. Just this morning, driving in on three different roads I thought I was running an obstacle course.”

Twenty percent of proceeds from the gear will be donated to help repair little league baseball and softball fields damaged in this year’s flood.

Omaha is scheduled to host Memphis for that game, which also serves as “Wiener Wednesday” with 25 cent hot dogs and “Bark in the Park” which admits dogs for free to some sections.

The Omaha Potholes name stemmed from a prank. The Chasers invited national sports business reporter Darren Rovell, who appeared to fall for the joke and shared it as if it was a real promotion, to throw out the first pitch at April 24’s game.

The Chasers have also played as the Omahogs, Force, Commanders, Runzas and Sizzle.

“This is a night to come out to the ballpark on a value night and have some tongue-in-cheek fun,” he said. “We’ll see if they put their money where their mouth is.”

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