Here's this year's Rays giveaways
I'll admit it, I love free stuff. I don't care if it's junk. Gimme it. When they are shooting T-shirts out of cannons or dropping coupons from above, that will be me making a dive for it. Maybe it's because my newspaper has a strict ethics policy that won't let me take even a cup of coffee from a source, so when I'm allowed a chance you can bet I snag the swag.
So I am gleefully rubbing my hands together over the newly released schedule of promotional items to be given away at the Rays games this season. You can snag an adorable bear with the face of Don Zimmer (or is it creepy?) at the Tigers game June 29, or relish the memory of the Evan Longoria’s walkoff home run with a special figurine at the April 21 Twins game. The bobblehead giveaways include Joe Maddon and DJ Kitty!
Single game tickets go on sale Saturday at 10 a.m. on raysbaseball.com and Monday at all outlets.
Here are some highlights, but you can see a complete promotional schedule here, which includes some pictures.
April 6 vs. Yankees: Schedule magnet for all fans.
April 8 vs. Yankees: Raymond cowbell to first 10,000 kids 14 and under.
April 20 vs. Twins: Collectible T-Shirt first 10,000 fans.
April 21 vs Twins: Evan Longoria walk-off figurine to first 10,000 fans.
April 22 vs Twins: Rays recycled youth hat to first 10,000 kids.
May 4 vs. A’s: Collectible T-Shirt first 10,000 women.
May 6 vs. A’s: Joe Maddon sunglasses to first 10,000 kids.
May 18 vs. Braves: Collectible T-shirt to first 10,000 fans.
May 20 vs. Braves: Kyle Farnsworth bobblehead to first 10,000 kids.
June 1 vs. Orioles: Jeremy Hellickson R.O.Y. figurine to first 10,000 fans.
June 3 vs. Orioles Desmond Jennings bobblehead to first 10,000 kids.
June 14 vs. Mets: Cheer sticks to first 10,000 kids.
June 15 vs. Marlins: Joe Maddon bobblehead to first 10,000 fans
June 16 vs. Marlins: Drawstring backpack to first 10,000 fans.
June 17 vs. Marlins: David Price jersey wallet to first 10,000 kids.
June. 29 vs Tigers: Don Zimmer “Zim Bear” to first 10,000 fans.
July 1 vs. Tigers: James Shields bobblehead to first 10,000 kids.
July 13 vs. Red Sox: Burst Koozie to first 10,000 fans.
July 15 vs. Red Sox: Rays ice cream bowl and spoon set to first 10,000 kids.
July 19 vs. Indians: Cheer sticks to first 10,000 kids
Aug. 5 vs. Orioles: DJ Kitty bobblehead to first 10,000 kids.
Sept. 9 vs. Rangers: Evan Longoria Mini Drum Set to first 10,000 kids.
--Sharon Kennedy Wynne
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