I know many fans (myself included) like to attend Senators games even when they are on the road. Here’s a handy dandy guide to the ten best promotions and giveaways you can catch as you plan your road trips throughout the season.
10. Mutt Monday / Tribute to Scooby Doo – Monday, July 21st at Bowie Baysox
Bring your dog to the ballpark as the Baysox take a ride in the Mystery Machine with Fred, Daphne, Velma, and Shaggy. This would have been even better if they scheduled the next day’s Dollar Dog Night here as well.
9. 11th Annual Beer Tasting Festival – Thursday, August 7th at Reading Fightins
The annual festival features some of the most popular craft beers hailing from Berks County and its surrounding areas along with an all-you-can-eat buffet that lasts two hours prior to game time.
8. Game Show Night – Friday, May 9th at Binghamton Mets
A celebration of some of the greatest game shows in television history like The Price is Right, Wheel of Fortune, and many others.
7. Pedro Alvarez Bobblehead Giveway – Saturday, July 5th at Altoona Curve
Perfect for every Pirates fan…just like El Toro, I guarantee you’ll hate it on your desk for three weeks out of the month.
6. Salute to The Karate Kid – Monday, June 23rd at Richmond Flying Squirrels
This promo will be a failure on so many levels if they don’t play the “Get him a body bag!” clip after every strikeout.
5. 90’s Themed Night – Friday, August 15th at New Britain Rock Cats
Break out your grungy plaid shirt, MC Hammer parachute pants, and butterfly clips as the Rock Cats wrap up their trips through the decades.
4. Sgt. Slaughter Appearance – Thursday, June 12th at Erie SeaWolves
The former WWE Champion and Hall of Famer comes to The Flagship City for a VIP meet & greet and one-hour autograph session.
3. FirstEnergy Stadium Replica – Tuesday, August 5th at Reading Fightins
As a kid, I attended so many games at then Reading Municipal Stadium it was like a home away from home for me. I have a spot reserved for this giveaway on my desk next to the Metro Bank Park replica.
2. Chrissie Hynde Rock’n Bobblehead Giveaway – Saturday, June 28th at Akron RubberDucks
Akron native and lead singer of The Pretenders gets her own bobblehead in a series that honors noteworthy musicians from the area including Devo, Joe Walsh, and The Black Keys as well.
1. Field of Dreams/Fan Appreciation Day – Sunday, August 31st at Portland Sea Dogs
Possibly the best promotion in all of minor league baseball, Portland’s annual Field of Dreams game is a sight to see. In a scene out of the classic movie, players emerge from a cornfield in center field wearing replica 1926 Portland Eskimo uniforms before they enter the stands to personally thank fans for their support throughout the season.