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Baseball team advertises millennial night with avocados, participation ribbons and napping stations. It’s not going well.

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An attempt by an Alabama minor league baseball team to curry favor with prissy millennials has fallen flatter than a pancake and instead provoked the aforementioned prissy millennials into stomping their feet and shouting like, well, prissy millennials.

The hoopla started earlier this month when the Montgomery Biscuits posted a sassy invitation to Twitter inviting local urchins to attend its upcoming millennial-themed night. Sounds harmless enough, right? Yeah, well, take a look at the invitation:

The team basically mocked millennials by poking fun at their proven penchant for participation trophies, self-adulating selfies and, of course, avocados. Note how the invitation also highlighted “free stuff,” because millennials just love them some socialism.

The good news is that it was introspective mocking, as it turns out most of the Montgomery Biscuits’ front office staff members are themselves millennials.

“80 percent of the people in our front office are millennials, myself included, and we’re just having fun with some of the clichés that people point out about millennials,” the team’s vice president of fan engagement, Mike Murphy, told Fox News.

The bad news is that many (though not all) millennials didn’t care because, you know, wahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.

It didn’t help that the team decided to double down with the following tweet posted a couple of hours after the original one:

You gotta love the front office employees’ sense of humor and willingness to laugh at themselves. If only all millennials shared this same attitude. But alas, many don’t.

It’s a little hard to blame them in this case.

“Shame on you for stereotyping and insulting an entire group of people (a group of people that stimulates the economy & supports your games, by the way). No longer a fan. I thought you guys were better than this. I’m so disappointed,” tweeted one very frustrated millennial.

More replies may be read below:

But would millennials even a day in the shoes of the Greatest Generation, which survived both the Great Depression and World War I/II? If anything, the of some millennials to the team’s post seemed to only prove the team’s point: Some millennials are kind of spoiled.

They are, as noted by Business Insider, the first generation to enjoy the benefits of being able to stay in constant touch with friends and family via social media, work and/or study from home thanks to the Internet and access health information much more easily than ever before.

The fact is that millennials have opportunities available to them today that their grandparents and great-grandparents would have killed for. So instead of being so uptight and prissy and triggered, perhaps millennials should just, you know, “chill.”

Vivek Saxena

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