BOWIE, Md. - The Bowie Baysox announce today the full promotional schedule for the 2013 season. The schedule includes 20 fireworks nights, a number of family-friendly events, multiple giveaways, recurring weekday events and a wide variety of theme nights.
Baysox Promotions Manager Chris Rogers is excited to unveil some new theme nights this season. "The fireworks nights are always fan favorites, but we have plenty of other great nights planned this season," Rogers said. "Celebrating off-season holidays during the baseball season has become a tradition of sorts. We've done Christmas, Valentine's Day, and even Festivus. This year we are celebrating Thanksgiving on a Thursday in June and immediately following it up with Orange & Black Friday Night that will include door busters and a huge crowd awaiting our opening."
The 2013 promo schedule is a mixture of popular events from past seasons and new ideas that everyone is sure to enjoy. The popular Star Wars Night with actors in movie quality costumes is back along with Pi(e) Night and Daddy-Daughter Date Night. Among the promotions new for 2013 are a Night at the Races featuring the Bowie Studs, Bellies & Baseball - a celebration of new and expecting mothers and the More Cowbell world record attempt with cowbell giveaway.
While the whole family can enjoy fireworks, the Baysox have a slew of activities planned for younger fans. Kids can learn to play tennis with the United States Tennis Association on Aces & Bases night, where there will be a tennis beach ball giveaway. The following month, kids can rock out with Washington D.C.-based family-friendly rock band Rocknoceros during a pregame concert. In addition specific theme nights, younger fans can enjoy special exclusive events for members of Louie's Kids Club each month of the season. Kids Club membership is free and more information is available at www.baysox.com
Louie's Kids Club 2013 Events:
Sun. April 14 Kids Fun Day 12:05 p.m.
Sun. May 26 Baseball Mini-Camp 12-1 p.m.
Sat. June 8 Louie's Birthday Bash 6:35 p.m.
Sat. July 13 Movie Night 4-5:30 p.m.
Sun. Aug. 3 Superhero Night 6:35 p.m.
The Baysox have weekly recurring promotions that last throughout the season. Monday nights are Mutt Mondays, where fans can bring their dogs to the game. On Tailgate Tuesdays, fans can enter the ballpark early for batting practice and enjoy $2 draft beer specials in the Bud Light Picnic Pavilion from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Fans can also enjoy Tightwad Tuesday, where fans get two free hot dogs, peanuts and popcorn with the purchase of a regular price box seat ticket. One Wednesday of every month (starting in May) is Military Appreciation Night, where anyone able to show proof of military service can purchase a box seat ticket for $8 and every Saturday game concludes with postgame fireworks.
Each month of the season also features a beer dinner in the climate-controlled Diamond View Restaurant. Tickets include a two-hour all-you-can-eat buffet and three hour open bar. Tickets for the beer dinners must be ordered at least 48 hours before the event. For more information or to order tickets, fans may call (301) 464-4880.
Complete schedule of 2013 Beer Dinners:
Fri. April 26 - Far East Feast
Wed. May 29 - Mexican Fiesta
Thurs. June 27 - Taste of America
Wed. July 31 - German Bierstube
Thurs. Aug. 29 - Celebrate Maryland
Returning for the 2013 season is the Baysox Silver Sox Senior Club, sponsored by Hearing Professionals. The Silver Sox program is free to join and open to anyone age 55 and older. Throughout the season, the team is hosting five exclusive events for members of the Silver Sox program. Tickets to each event are $16 and include: suite level seating, a two-hour all-you-can-eat pasta bar and unlimited iced tea & lemonade. For more information about joining the Silver Sox program, visit www.baysox.com or call 301-805-6000.
Complete schedule of 2013 Silver Sox Events:
Mon. April 29 - Q & A Session with Baysox Manager Gary Kendall
Thu. May 16 - Bingo Night
Thu. June 20 - Baysox Player Q & A Session
Thu. July 11 - Casino Night
Sun. Aug. 18 - Bring Your Grandkids Night
Other notable promotions in 2013
Game times at 7:05 p.m. unless otherwise noted
Thursday, April 11 - Opening Night, Special Olympics Night, 2013 Magnet Schedule Giveaway
Friday, April 12 - Pi(e) Night, Dylan Bundy/Kevin Gausman Poster Giveaway
Saturday, April 13, 6:35 p.m. - Fireworks, Dr. Seuss Celebration
Sunday, April 14, 2:05 p.m. - Capitals Day with Appearance by Caps Coach Calle Johansson
Monday, April 15 - Jackie Robinson Day
Friday, April 26 - Fireworks, Basketball Night with the Wizards and Mystics
Saturday, April 27, 6:35 p.m. - Fireworks, Basketball Night with the Wizards and Mystics
Sunday, April 28, 2:05 p.m. - Bark in the Park
Thursday, May 9 - Lost Sock Memorial Day
Friday, May 10 - Fireworks
Saturday, May 11, 6:35 p.m. - Fireworks
Sunday, May 12, 2:05 p.m. - Mother's Day, Pre-Game Catch on the Field
Thursday, May 16 - Mustache May Madness
Friday, May 24 - Mystery Bobblehead Giveaway, Bellies & Baseball
Saturday, May 25, 6:35 p.m. - Fireworks, Bud Light 1K Beer Run, Night at the Races
Sunday, May 26, 2:05 p.m. - Baysox Player T-Shirt Giveaway presented by the City of Bowie, Orioles Pride Day
Monday, May 27, 2:05 p.m. - Memorial Day, Pre-K & Kindergarten Graduation Day
Wednesday, May 29 - High School Graduation Day
Friday, June 7 - Girl Scout Lock-In
Saturday, June 8, 6:35 p.m. - Fireworks, Negro League Tribute
Sunday, June 9, 2:05 p.m. - Father's Day Celebration presented by Macy's, Meet the Team Day, Pre-Game Catch on the Field, Food Allergy Day
Thursday, June 20 - Fresh Prince of Bel Air Night with Alfonso Ribeiro aka "Carlton Banks" Appearance
Friday, June 21 - Fireworks, Boy Scout Sleepover
Saturday, June 22, 6:35 p.m. - Fireworks, Star Wars Night
Sunday, June 23, 2:05 p.m. - Educator Appreciation Day, Bud Light 1K Beer Run
Thursday, June 27 - Thanksgiving in June
Friday, June 28 - Fireworks, Orange & Black Friday
Saturday, June 29, 6:35 p.m. - Fireworks, More Cowbell World Record Attempt with Cowbell Giveaway
Sunday, June 30, 2:05 p.m. - Dancing with the Stars event with Appearance by Former Champion Kelly Monaco
Wednesday, July 3, 6:35 p.m. - Fireworks, Red, White & Boom Independence Day Celebration
Thursday, July 11 - Ravens Pride Night with appearance by Ravens kicker Justin Tucker and Tucker Bobblehead/leg Giveaway
Friday, July 12 - Fireworks, Date Night at the Diamond
Saturday, July 13, 6:35 p.m. - Fireworks, Women in Sports Night
Sunday, July 14, 6:05 p.m. - Aces & Bases Tennis event presented by U.S.T.A with Tennis Beach Ball Giveaway
Monday, July 22 - Jim Johnson Bobblehead Giveaway
Wednesday, July 31 - Legends of Wrestling Night with Kevin Nash Appearance
Friday, Aug. 2 - Fireworks, Navy Night, Family Campout
Saturday, Aug. 3, 6:35 p.m. - Kids Band ROCKNOCEROS pre-game concert, Superhero Night
Sunday, Aug. 4, 6:05 p.m. - Football Kick Off Party
Friday, Aug. 16 - Daddy-Daughter Date Night, Autism Awareness Night
Saturday, Aug 17, 6:35 p.m. - Fireworks, Glow in the Park Night with Glow Stick Giveaway
Sunday, Aug. 18, 6:05 p.m. - Manny Machado Garden Gnome Giveaway sponsored by Miss Utility
Friday, Aug. 23 - War of 1812 Night
Saturday, Aug. 24, 6:35 p.m. - Kids Appreciation Day with Baysox Kids Rope Necklace Giveaway
Sunday, Aug. 25, 2:05 p.m. - Fan Appreciation Day with Baysox Café Tumbler Giveaway, Meet the Team Day, Pre-Game Catch on the Field
Wednesday, Aug. 28 - Baysox for a Buck Night
Baysox Baseball - We'll Knock Your 'Sox Off. The Baysox open the 2013 season on the road and begin the 20th season of baseball at Prince George's Stadium Thursday, April 11. To keep up with Baysox news during the offseason, visit baysox.com.