Disco Turkeys featured on ESPN’s ‘SportsNation’

Published 12:00 am Thursday, May 20, 2021

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The Carolina Disco Turkeys were featured recently on the ESPN show SportsNation, with their team discussed and apparel displayed in front of sports fans all over the world.

The new Winston-Salem baseball team will play all its home games at Truist Stadium this summer on dates the Winston-Salem Dash are away. On the ESPN show, the Disco Turkeys were featured as a prominent piece of a segment on the Stangle brothers, two longtime former writers with the Late Show with David Letterman.

The Stangle Brothers have been picking out the hottest, most intriguing baseball teams around the country to sign fake one-day contracts with. Thus far, they’ve featured the summer collegiate Portland Pickles, the independent Cleburne Railroaders and Lake Erie Crushers, as well as the Triple-A St. Paul Saints and Double-A Akron Rubberducks.

The segment focused on what the brothers are doing with the teams and how these teams engage with their cities and fans, and the big reveal was that the sixth team that they will be signing with in the coming weeks is the Disco Turkeys. The brothers revealed the team by holding up their popular T-shirts, which drew cheers from the panel of ESPN hosts.

SportsNation posts new episodes on ESPN+ every weekday at 9:30 a.m. and they are available on-demand thereafter. The Disco Turkeys made a prominent appearance on the May 18 episode, and a longer version of the story is also available on ESPN’s Youtube channel. SportsNation’s target demographics are college students, men in their 20s, and teenage boys.

In addition to having tapped into strong local enthusiasm in North Carolina and the Triad, the Disco Turkeys have built a growing national following, selling apparel online to all 50 states within two weeks of their launch this March. The team plays its home opener on Friday, June 4, and is working with the Dash to put single-game tickets to its home games on sale this week.

The Carolina Disco Turkeys are all about having a good time with friends and family in a safe, welcoming environment featuring competitive wood bat baseball. Their roster will include college players, honing their skills over the summer months. And much of the roster will include players with connections to the area and North Carolina. Tickets start at $7. The team caps off its season in style by being North Carolina’s representative in the historic annual AAABA Tournament in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, against top wood bat teams from across North America, including champions of several leagues.