Syracuse Chiefs put on show as 'Salt Potatoes', rout Rochester Red Wings
It was perhaps the promotion of the summer.
The Syracuse Chiefs, for one night only, were going to become the 'Syracuse Salt Potatoes.'
On Saturday night, it became a reality.
Chiefs General Manager Jason Smorol was live on CBS 5 and NBC 3 during the week, detailing the idea of changing the team's name to the iconic Central New York food, while also expressing his excitement for the weekend.
The team went all out -- shirts, hoodies, jerseys, hats -- even socks.
The Salt Potato logo was everywhere, and on Saturday, it look on a life of its own.
Syracuse played well from start to finish, feeding off the energy from the larger-than-normal crowd on-hand to take in the special occasion.
Taking on the Rochester Red Wings, the Salt Potatoes gave up two runs in the top of the first inning. However, a five-run burst in the bottom of the first inning changed the momentum for good.
Syracuse tallied back-to-back-to-back doubles to lead off the inning, which snowballed into a handful of runs.
From there, the Salt Potatoes held on for the 9-4 win.