You know we’re taking a turn towards home in terms of the offseason when the Baltimore Orioles release their promotional schedule for the upcoming season. That happened yesterday, and the Birds have once again stockpiled lots of different promotions for fans of all ages. And that’s a good thing.
The fun begins on Opening Day, March 26th against the New York Yankees. All fans in attendance will receive a 2020 season magnet schedule. Overall, the Orioles will have six Friday Fireworks games. Those games will also be featuring “women of country music.” There will also be 26 gate giveaways, 5 bobbleheads, six rooftop sessions (pregame), four t-shirt giveaways, two post-game concerts, 12 “kids run the bases” (Sundays), and two jersey giveaways.
All promotions and giveaways can be found by clicking here. I tell people all the time that baseball has the best giveaways. Occasionally other sports will do similar things, but not as often as baseball teams. And that’s due in part to the fact that there are so many games in all. It draws people to the ballpark.
No word yet on whether the O’s will be re-upping the promotion where you can bring two kids under nine for free, however I would hope it’s something that continues. While I don’t think it’s gotten the amount of play the past two years that it could have, I think it’s an important element to the current rebuild. It gives parents more incentive to bring their kids to the ballpark. You really can’t go wrong.