WASHINGTON — Anybody who’s spent any time around the D.C. area knows the town of Bowie is pronounced “Boo-ee.”
This is in stark contrast to the late music legend, David Bowie, whose name is pronounced “Boh-ee.”
For one night, however, the two will be interchangeable in both spelling and pronunciation.
This Friday, the Bowie Baysox, a double-A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles, will change their name to, well, the Bowie Baysox. The pronunciation will change from the town’s pronunciation to the musician’s pronunciation as a tribute to David Bowie, who passed away in January.
The team announced the change, which will also feature special David Bowie-themed jerseys and David Bowie-themed fireworks, Monday. They jerseys, which will be auctioned off during the game, were “inspired by the many flamboyant outfits that David Bowie was famous for wearing during his performances,” according to the announcement.
Tickets for the game start at $10 and can be purchased here. The game is scheduled to start at 7:05 p.m. and will be played against the Erie SeaWolves, an affiliate of the Detroit Tigers.