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Miracle: Turning water into promotion
02/14/2013 6:41 PM ET
Of the many Minor League teams stationed in Florida, one is not letting the state's most visible senator off the hook.

Class A Advanced Twins affiliate Fort Myers announced Thursday it would be hosting "a Marco Rubio water bottle giveaway night" at Hammond Stadium this coming season.

Sen. Rubio, a Republican leader, became an Internet sensation Tuesday night when he interrupted his party's live response to President Obama's State of the Union speech to grab a sip from a glass of water.

The Fort Myers Miracle's announcement is the latest in a litany of ripped-from-the-headlines promotions planned this offseason: Class A Advanced San Jose made light of the strange Manti Te'o tale, and Class A Lake County made its first pitch to cyclist Lance Armstrong. (See and vote in our related poll to the right.)

As part of the Rubio-themed night, for which a date wasn't specified, the Miracle plan to distribute free water bottles to fans and give ticket-holders a chance to recreate Rubio's TV moment. There will also be a mid-game rain dance as well as a park-wide game of Marco Polo.



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