CORPUS CHRISTI - It's a quick, intensely exciting four-game homestand this Thursday through Sunday as your Corpus Christi Hooks tangle with Texas League South Division rival Frisco, Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers.
Start with a fleece blanket and wrap with a mayoral proclamation. In between, you'll find the best in Affordable Family Entertainment.
Here's a look at it all:
Thursday, April 18, Frisco RoughRiders @ Hooks, 7:05 p.m. (gates open 5:30)
•The first 2,000 fans receive a Hooks Fleece Blanket from your Coastal Bend Chevy Dealers.
•Thirsty Thursday (discounted soda and beer), from Stripes.
•After 8:30 a.m. on the 18th, go to the Stripes Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/stripesstores to learn the Stripes Thirsty Thursday Word of the Day. Later that day or night, repeat the word at the Whataburger Field box office and receive a free Hooks Thirsty Thursday reserved-seat or general admission ticket for each Thirsty Thursday ticket purchased.
•National Anthem by the Rockport-Fulton High School choir.
•Eighth Annual Rockport-Fulton Night, contact Charlie Kovar or Cody Cozart at 361-561-HOOK (4665) for discounted tickets.
•College Night, ring Charlie Kovar or Cody Cozart at 361-561-HOOK (4665) for discounted tickets.
Media partners: Classic Rock 104.5 FM and Time Warner Cable
Friday, April 19, RoughRiders @ Hooks, 7:05 p.m. (gates open 5:30)
•Enjoy Friday Fireworks postgame, presented by Bud Light.
•It's Texas Proud Night, so wear the appropriate attire and enjoy our Texas-themed game presentation!
•Enter to win drawings for Texas-themed prizes!
•The Girl Scouts provide our color guard.
•Girl Scout Night, contact Amanda Pruett at 361-561-4697 for discounted tickets.
•National Anthem by the Victoria St. Joseph High School choir.
•Sign up with your partner at Guest Services to compete in the Texas Lottery Scratch-Off Dance-Off. Hint: be prepared to Texas Two Step.
Media partners: K-99 and KIII-TV3
Saturday, April 20, RoughRiders @ Hooks, 7:05 p.m. (gates open 5:30)
•The first 1,750 fans receive a Hooks Purple Jersey from CITGO.
•Texas Army National Guard pregame swearing-in ceremony.
•National Anthem by Gwenn Winsauer.
Radio partner: La Caliente 98.3 FM
Sunday, April 21, RoughRiders @ Hooks, 1:05 p.m. (gates open 11:30)
•Elvis Presley Tribute Day, presented by CC PATCH. Stick around for the postgame concert by Junction featuring Tony Voltaggio. Elvis impersonator Danny Lee also performs; enjoy from the Whataburger Field playing surface!
•Youth Sports Day pregame parade; teams should assemble at Section 128 at 12:15.
•Mayor Nelda Martinez throws out a ceremonial first pitch.
•National Anthem by Danny Lee.
•H-E-B Kids' Day; children run the bases postgame.
Radio partners: KSAB-FM and KUNO-AM