IronPigs encourage fans to get closer to hideous beast

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This is not the Bigfoot who will be at Coca-Cola Park. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

The IronPigs have long assumed that baseball alone isn't enough to get you to Coca-Cola Park in Allentown. No, it requires beach towel giveaways and video games you can play with your pee!

You're an odd bunch.

Anyway, the Phillies' Triple A affiliate is looking to attract yet another demographic - comic book fans.

Before watching Darin Ruf's bat get even hotter on June 27, the IronPigs will be hosting Comic Book Night in their fair city.

Zenescope Entertainment will have a squadron of their twisted fairy tale comics on hand, encouraging you to get your picture taken with Bigfoot - yes, that horrifying man beast over there, go put your arm around him - or heroines from their mainstay narratives like Robyn Hood or Grimm Fairy Tales.

A number of writers and artists will be on hand as well to field your questions on their ever-tightening grasp on the industry or minor league baseball.

At 41-36, the IronPigs are the bizarro-Phillies, and are currently competing in second place of the International League North division, so they offer a decent break from the blinding fury of another Phillies loss. 

In fact, the Phillies minor league system may be your best bet to see any successful baseball at the moment.