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'Millennial night' promotion for Lexington Legends gets flurry of 'mean tweets'

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Participation ribbons were handed out at Monday's "Millenial Night" at the Lexington Legends game. Participation ribbons were handed out at Monday's "Millenial Night" at the Lexington Legends game.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WDRB) -- Lexington's minor league baseball team is taking heat on social media for hosting a "Millennial Night."

The promotion for the Lexington Legends Monday night featured participation ribbons for everyone, nap time, selfie stations between innings and a petition circulating to make avocado toast Kentucky's state food. They also declared the stadium a #JudgeFreeZone.

While the Legends staff was having fun, some millenials were not amused and let loose with a flurry of mean tweets.

Drake Gillespie wrote: "What are you guys going to do for Gen. X and Boomer nights? Economic ruin, resulting in sky high concession and gift shop prices? Or how about a mannequin of a millennial they can blame for their own shortcomings?"

Heather Beirne said on Twitter that she thinks millennial night was mean. "Really disappointed in my local team, whose games I have attended since the very first game. Stereotyping and meanness is not what baseball is about. Baseball is about sportsmanship, being your best self, & having fun. But not at the expense of others. May not return anytime soon," she tweeted.

Seth Po didn't seem very offended by the them, when he wrote: "Millennials being offended by and complaining about Millennial Night might just be the most Millennial thing ever."

Others took the theme in stride and had a few snickers including DESYphotowerks who posted, "@LexingtonLegend LEGENDARY PROMOTION! Make light of sterotypes- said sterotypes get butt hurt. LOVE IT! Despite what the 10 ply soft kids say, the #MillennialNight promotion is great because it caused such a reaction!"

But many at the park played along including those who posted pictures with their participation ribbons and the hashtag of #MillennialNight.

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