A minor league baseball team is
throwing a welcome party for Michael Vick.
The Kansas City T-Bones of the Northern League will hold Michael
Vick "Welcome to the Neighborhood" night on May 28 in hopes of
raising awareness about animal abuse and pet adoption.
The former Atlanta Falcons star quarterback is serving a
23-month sentence at the federal prison in Leavenworth after
pleading guilty to dogfighting charges.
The T-Bones' game jerseys will be designed with old
black-and-white prison stripes, while the visiting Gary Southshore
RailCats will wear orange jumpsuit tops.
But the night also is designed to raise awareness to an issue
that received so much attention last year when Vick was caught in
the middle of a dogfighting ring. The pregame will feature a dog
parade, and at least 10 animal shelters will be outside the stadium
showing off dogs that will be available for adoption.