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Hurricanes players join Durham Bulls for Bunch of Jerks Night

Minor league baseball team wears special uniforms, welcomes Carolina mascot, Hamilton the Pig

by Dan O'Leary @DanOLeary25 / NHL.com Staff Writer

The Durham Bulls were "jerks" for one night.

The minor league baseball team honored the neighboring Carolina Hurricanes by hosting Bunch of Jerks Night on Friday.

The Hurricanes adopted the moniker last season after "Hockey Night in Canada" commentator Don Cherry referred to them as "a bunch of jerks" for their innovative postgame Storm Surge celebrations, which were wildly popular with fans and people who love fun but not so much with others.

For the night, the Bulls, the Triple-A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays, wore special uniforms and hats.

Tweet from @DurhamBulls: Holy smokes 🔥🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/sqXn8fMCjg

Tweet from @CanesNHL: 🔴������🐂🌪���������🔴RT for a chance to win a #Bulls x #Canes hat! pic.twitter.com/1vbduW1gt1

The introductory lineup card imagined all the Bulls players as Hurricanes.

Tweet from @DurhamBulls: Tonight���s Bunch of Jerks Night lineup. A bit of a different look for the fellas. pic.twitter.com/vnbVEW8vqm

And there were a couple of current Hurricanes, defensemen Jaccob Slavin and Haydn Fleury, in attendance. They stepped up to the plate to take a few cuts.

Tweet from @CanesNHL: .@Jslavin74 batting leadoff! pic.twitter.com/E4lYqQHxWA

Tweet from @CanesNHL: .@Jslavin74 & @fleury96 ready for some BP at DBAP ������ pic.twitter.com/eCNYjYKnp7

And teammates noticed.

Tweet from @Martyman17: Tough swing BB @fleury96 https://t.co/ys5xECb1Vg

Hamilton the Pig, the Hurricanes' biggest swine backer, also checked in.

Tweet from @DurhamBulls: Y���all... @DtrHamilton is a UNIT. pic.twitter.com/2nuQyVW1cq

The official Carolina mascot, Stormy, teamed up with Wool E. Bull at the game.

Tweet from @DurhamBulls: These two? These two are a Bunch of Jerks. pic.twitter.com/iuItIHObSL

One thing is for sure: No one wearing those custom unis could look like an actual jerk.

Tweet from @DurhamBulls: This Jerk is looking 🔥 pic.twitter.com/O8aD3QsTvk

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