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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Only in California

PALM SPRINGS, California () -- In an attempt to boost attendance at its minor league baseball games, the Palm Springs Suns are inviting fans to attend their July 8 game in the nude.


"We are a progressive group out here in Palm Springs,'' said Miles Barrett, president-elect of the local Chamber of Commerce. "It's obviously being done in fun.''


The Suns, who play in the independent Western Baseball League, are averaging fewer than 1,000 fans per game.


The event is sponsored by Tom Mulhall and his wife, Mary Clare, who own the Terra Cotta Inn in Palm Springs. Clothing is optional at their inn.


"We're not out to offend anybody,'' Tom Mulhall said. "Our normal dress code is tennis shoes, socks and a baseball cap.''