MLB.com reporter Benjamin Hill takes a look at the upcoming best promotions in affiliated ball for the week of May 22 – 28, including “Night at the Races” with players sporting polka-dot horse-racing themed “STUDS” jerseys (Bowie Baysox), “Field of Scream” classic movie night (Fort Myers Miracle), and “Nolan Ryan Garden Gnome” giveaway (Corpus Christi Hooks). Read more here.
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PRESS RELEASE – This Thursday, May 23, when the Florence Freedom take on the Schaumburg Boomers at University of Cincinnati Medical Center Stadium, the first 1,000 fans through the gates can get their hands on the famed Manti Te’o Girlfriend Bobblehead presented by 100.3 The Fan. [The Freedom first announced this promo back in January, so no late-to-the-party copycats here.] Continue reading
MLB.com reporter Benjamin Hill takes a look at the upcoming best promotions in affiliated ball for the week of May 15 – 21, including the “George Brett Bobble-Arms” giveaway (Omaha Storm Chasers), “Your Head on the Crazy Hot Dog Vendor’s Body” blanket giveaway (Reading Fightin Phils), and, not mentioned by Mr. Hill, a “Goodyear Bobbleblimp” giveaway (Akron Aeros). Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The St. Paul Saints are one of the most prominent Independent League Baseball teams in the country. In searching for one of their most iconic members of the 2013 family it was only appropriate they looked towards a musician who has risen to fame without using a major record label. Fans will want to flock to the Thrift Shop, but My Oh My the Saints hope Midway Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Battle Creek Bombers, members of the prestigious Northwoods League, unveiled their 2013 Promotional Schedule today, and announced that single-game tickets are now on sale for all 35 home games. Tickets may be purchased online at any time, are available by calling the Battle Creek Bombers at (269) 962-0735, or in person at the Bombers offices located at 189 Bridge Street, Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Gastonia Grizzlies Baseball Club (photo courtesy of Encaptured & Co.) announced today the promotional schedule for the 2013 season. The schedule is highlighted by Dig to China Night on July 19th. The Grizzlies are teaming up with Creative Travel in Belmont, to bury a certificate in the infield dirt for a free trip to China! The lucky fan that “Digs to China” will then board a direct Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – Minor League Baseball is synonymous with thinking of crazy and wacky ideas to lure fans into ballparks all across America. Beginning Wednesday, May 15, Minor League Baseball is at it again as they launch their first fan voting promotion of the season, titled MiLB.com #foodfight. Continue reading
ESPN.com senior writer Tom Caple unveils his list of not-so-serious promotions he would like to see at a number of Major League Baseball ballparks. Read more here.
MLB.com reporter Benjamin Hill takes a look at the upcoming best promotions in affiliated ball for the week of May 8 – 14, including “Farewell to The Office” (Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders), “Condiment War III” (Bradenton Marauders), a “Crazy Hot Dog Vendor Soap Dispenser” giveaway (Reading Fightin Phils). Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The St. Paul Saints circus is coming to downtown St. Paul. There will be pigs, nuns, baseball players, inflatables, food and fun and is the block party to end all block parties. It’s the Hiway Federal Credit Union World’s Largest Game of Catch, in conjunction with the Greater St. Paul Building and Managers Association (BOMA). Continue reading
The Los Angeles Angels (of Anaheim) plan to honor slugger Mike Trout with a fun and unique fish hat giveaway on June 18. Read more and view photos here.
The force was not with the Triple-A Omaha Storm Chasers (Pacific Coast League) Saturday night, as the game and the team’s 2nd annual “What If…Night” combine with “Star Wars Night” had to be postponed because of bad weather. When the Chasers revisit the double-themed night on August 10, the players will be donning the Omaha Force gear. The Force was one of the finalists in the name-the-team contest in 2010.
PRESS RELEASE – It’s a beautiful day in our neighborhood as the 21st season of St. Paul Saints baseball officially kicks off Thursday, May 16. Twinkies, food trucks and donuts will satiate the hunger pains from a long off-season. Don’t worry we will have TP for the BM after all that gorging. Fans will get the Hall of Fame treatment with dollar bills handed out at the gate, but for those wanting their Continue reading
MLB.com reporter Benjamin Hill takes a look at the upcoming best promotions in affiliated ball for the week of May 1 – 7, including “Hipster Night” (West Michigan Whitecaps), a “Cinco de Mayo Celebration” with free tortillas for 3,000 and Latin jersey-wearing Isotopes (Albuquerque Isotopes), and a “Mayfly Umbrella Giveaway” to protect fans from falling bug corpses (Harrisburg Senators). Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Kane County Cougars have unveiled custom commemorative Star Wars jerseys that players and field staff will wear as part of the organization’s Star Wars Night at this Saturday’s May 4th game. Continue reading
The indy pro Joliet Slammers (Frontier League) have adopted a puppy, and they have appropriately chosen a convict-sniffing bloodhound to drive home the team’s branding theme. Fans are now being asked to help the Slammers name the new pooch mascot. “Jake” is way too obvious, but it’s the right way to go. Watch puppy video and submit name suggestions here.
PRESS RELEASE – In ballparks across the country, “Three Blind Mice” often blares over the speakers when they are introduced. Fans will heckle them, managers will argue with them and every close call they make is scrutinized. The men in blue on a baseball field often wish they could disappear when thousands of people are against them. The St. Paul Saints will make that happen for Continue reading
MLB.com reporter Benjamin Hill takes a look at the upcoming best promotions in affiliated ball for the week of April 24- 30, including the “Zero-K Race to the Bar” (Charleston RiveDogs), the “Chocolate Baseball Gloves” giveaway (Reading Fightin Phils), and “Halfway to the World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party” (Jacksonville Suns). Read more here.
The indy pro Schaumburg Boomers (Frontier League) held their inaugural Ballpark Brew Fest on Saturday at Boomers Stadium (formerly Alexian Field). The event showcased the newest batches of craft beers by well-known and up-and-coming brewers, including the country’s first vegan brewery. Live music was provided by a Talking Heads tribute band. Read more and view photo gallery here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Modern Woodmen Park experience is about family-friendly fun, and this season Main Street Amusements is enhancing the ballpark to a whole new level. The Quad Cities River Bandits are set to become the first team in Minor League Baseball to bring a Ferris wheel inside its ballpark. But they are not stopping there. The River Bandits will also be adding a dual Continue reading
The Double-A Harrisburg Senators (Eastern League) will be sporting Hershey Bears-themed hockey jerseys for Hockey Night tonight at Metro Bank Park. The jerseys will be auctioned off after the game. As a giveaway, the first 1,000 fans through the gates will receive commemorative hockey puck. What? No chocolate?
Dave Heller, owner of the Single-A Quad Cities River Bandits (Midwest League), wants to add a small 4-D theater to the menagerie of attractions at Modern Woodmen Park that will, by the end of the current season, include a Ferris wheel, two 300-foot zip lines, a carousel and a Froghopper ride for children. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters have announced the 2013 season will be highlighted with three bobblehead nights; two Rosco P. Rafter bobbleheads and one commemorating the 100,000th fan who entered through the Witter Field gates to enjoy Rafters Baseball. Continue reading
The urinals at the home of the Double-A Harrisburg Senators (Eastern League) may not provide high-tech video game entertainment for fans like they do at the home of the Triple-A Lehigh Valley IronPigs (International League), but blasting low-tech urinal cakes sporting the brands of your enemies can provide seconds of restroom entertainment too while energizing support Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – While FirstEnergy Stadium won’t be for the birds in 2013, the classic ballpark will be home to two living ostriches this summer as part of an exciting, unique partnership between the Reading Fightin Phils and the Berks County and Pennsylvania agriculture community. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – Coca-Cola Park will be the first sports venue in the world to feature a brand new revolutionary “Urinal Gaming System”, allowing fans to interact with the world’s only truly hands-free urinal game controller, when the Lehigh Valley IronPigs open their 2013 season this April. The p-controlled video game systems will be featured within all men’s restrooms at Coca-Cola Park and are Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – Just when Phillies flair and flavor couldn’t get any better, it has. Earlier today, the Phillies and ARAMARK, Citizens Bank Park’s exclusive concessionaire and merchandise partner, announced the latest enhancements to the ballpark’s food, fashion, and merchandise lineup for the 2013 season. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – Quad Cities River Bandits fans last season set the highest attendance for the franchise in 17 years, and the club is rewarding its record-setting fans with the most packed promotional schedule in team history. The River Bandits announced at a press conference Monday afternoon at Modern Woodmen Park that they will have the most fireworks shows, family entertainment, theme nights Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – After a week of voting by Medford Elementary School children, more than 800 entries and a grueling selection process, Rowdy made his debut as the Medford Rogues’ mascot today in front of a packed house at Lone Pine Elementary School in Medford. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Lake County Captains, the Class A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians, are pleased to announce the addition of nine post-game concerts that will follow the club’s Friday night games beginning on May 10. Legendary local bands will perform outside the Corona Castaways Bar in the left field corner of Classic Park at the conclusion of the post-game fireworks shows that follow Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Akron Aeros announced its promotional calendar for the 2013 season. The schedule features promotions during all 71 home games at Canal Park and includes premium fan giveaways, weekly theme nights, celebrity appearances, and the always-popular fireworks shows every Friday all season and every Saturday beginning in June. The 2013 Opening Day is Thursday Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – After weeks of speculation, the Martinsville Mustangs officially unveiled their new mascot at the 2013 Fast Track Trade Show. Continue reading
The new operators of the summer collegiate Martinsville Mustangs (Coastal Plain League) have given Marty the horse mascot the boot and will unveil his replacement at a trade show on Tuesday evening. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Loons are excited to present their 2013 promotional schedule, packed with a strong variety of family friendly entertainment , including theme nights, giveaways and national entertainers. Many fan favorites will be returning, but the schedule also features some new, exciting twists and turns. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – CHAMP is about to get some new friends. The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders are preparing to announce two mascots to join CHAMP for the 2013 season. The club needs help in naming CHAMP’s pals, and the RailRiders are asking local elementary schools for their best ideas on the nomenclature of NEPA’s latest and greatest costumed buddies. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Joliet Slammers presented by ATI Physical Therapy are as interested as anyone to see if “His Airness” was serious about lacing them back up at the age of 50. [Michael] Jordan hinted during his 2009 Hall of Fame induction speech, “One day you may look up and see me playing the game at 50.” That created a major buzz over this past weekend as Jordan celebrated his 50th Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – It’s become a tradition. The fourth-annual fan voting contest to determine Fifth Third Ballpark’s next culinary delight starts today – Tuesday, February 19. Continue reading