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Hooks Home for Eight Big Ones
Bodie Garden Gnomes, Green/Gold Jerseys, Pink Caps
05/06/2013 3:26 PM ET
A Keith Bodie Garden Gnome, Hooks Pink Cap and a Green and Gold Hooks Jersey highlight the giveaways for the next eight games at Whataburger Field.
A Keith Bodie Garden Gnome, Hooks Pink Cap and a Green and Gold Hooks Jersey highlight the giveaways for the next eight games at Whataburger Field. 

CORPUS CHRISTI - George Springer, Ben Orloff, Austin Wates and the rest of the Hooks return to Whataburger Field for an eight-game homestand Thursday. Corpus Christi, 7-3 over its last 10 while claiming sole possession of first in the Texas League South, entertains second-place Frisco for four.

Then I-37 rival San Antonio rolls on down. Here's a look at it all, date-by-date:

Thursday, May 9, Frisco RoughRiders @ Hooks, 7:05 p.m. (gates open 5:30)

•The first 2,500 fans receive a Keith Bodie Garden Gnome from CPL Retail Energy.

•Thirsty Thursday (discounted soda and beer), from Stripes.

•After 8:30 a.m. on the 9th, 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.

•The Hooks wear blue camouflage jerseys as part of a fundraiser for the renovated USO welcome center at Corpus Christi International Airport. Enter your auction bid on the stadium concourse Thursday night. Stadium bidding continues on May 23 and June 7.ebay on-line bidding begins June 7.

•National Anthem by Melinda Lyles.

•Ingleside Community Night, contact Andy Steavens at 361-561-4677 for discounted tickets.

•MLB all-star balloting begins at Whataburger Field.

Media partners: Classic Rock 104.5 FM and Time Warner Cable

Friday, May 10, RoughRiders @ Hooks, 7:05 p.m. (gates open 5:30)

•Enjoy Friday Fireworks postgame, presented by Bud Light.

•Donate your gently-used Hooks clothing item to Goodwill near the main gates at the giant Whataburger fry box. In exchange, you'll get a new Hooks t-shirt, ticket voucher and special Whataburger coupon offer!

•National Anthem by the Zavala Elementary School choir.

•Sign up to compete in the Texas Lottery Scratch-Off Dance-Off.

Media partners: K-99 and KIII-TV3

Saturday, May 11, RoughRiders @ Hooks, 7:05 p.m. (gates open 5:30)

•The first 1,750 fans receive a Hooks Green & Gold Jersey from CITGO.

•Boy Scout pregame parade begins at 6:30.

•National Anthem by Allison Smith.

•Participate in the Boy Scout Jersey Silent Auction, benefiting the South Texas Council - BSA.

Radio partner: The Beach 96.5

MOTHER'S DAY Sunday, May 12, RoughRiders @ Hooks, 1:05 p.m. (gates open 11:30)

•The first 2,500 fans pick up a Hooks Pink Cap from CHRISTUS Spohn.

•Roses for the first 500 moms from CHRISTUS Spohn Health Plan.

•11:30 Prayer Service on the VIP Deck led by Deacon Fred Castillo; testimony by Hooks infielder Ben Orloff

•Youth Sports Day pregame parade; teams should assemble at Section 128 at 12:15.

•Pregame performance by Tippi Toes.

•National Anthem by Quentin Zundt.

•Cheniere presents Hooks Activity Books for all 1st-3rd graders; passed out upon exit.

•H-E-B Kids' Day; children run the bases postgame.

Radio partners: KSAB-FM and KUNO-AM

Monday, May 13, San Antonio Missions @ Hooks, 7:05 p.m. (gates open 5:30)

•One-Dollar Hot Dogs & Soda, sponsored by Mrs Baird's.

•Pregame concert behind the RF Berm; praise and worship led by FCA.

•The Robstown High School Band and Ingleside High School Dance Team perform pregame.

•National Anthem by Vanessa Perez.

•Faith & Family Night, call Andy Steavens at 361-561-4677 for discounted tickets.

Radio partner: 106.5 FM The Shark

Tuesday, May 14, Missions @ Hooks, 7:05 p.m. (gates open 5:30)

•Half-Price Group Night, presented by AutoNation; call 361-561-HOOK (4665) to learn more.

•Pregame performance by the Webb Elementary Starlettes.

•AutoNation Champion of the Homestand Monsignor Morgan of St. Peter's Catholic Church tosses out the ceremonial first pitch.

Media partners: Grande Communications and SportsRadio Corpus Christi

Wednesday, May 15, Missions @ Hooks, 7:05 p.m. (gates open 5:30)

•Whataburger Family Day, buy a ticket for yourself and get your kid's ticket free!

•Donate your gently-used Hooks clothing item to Goodwill near the main gates at the giant Whataburger fry box. In exchange, you'll get a new Hooks t-shirt, ticket voucher and special Whataburger coupon offer!

•Bark in the Park; bring your best four-legged friend! All dogs and their owners should enter through the Right Field Gate. Dogs must be leashed at all times. No retractable leashes. Enjoy Missions-Hooks from the RF berm after a pregame parade at 6:20!

•Check out the pet care product displays behind the visitor's bullpen in RF.

•Pregame performance by Dawson Elementary School Cheer and Dance Team.

•National Anthem by W.C. Andrews Elementary School choir.

Radio partner: KFTX-FM

Thursday, May 16, Missions @ Hooks, 7:05 p.m. (gates open 5:30)

•It's Hispanic Heritage Night, presented by the Hooks and the Corpus Christi Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

•Thirsty Thursday (discounted soda and beer), from Stripes.

•After 8:30 a.m. on the 16th, 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.

•Enjoy the pregame "Parade of Flags" at 6:40.

•National Anthem by Mariachi Mexicanisimo.

•Order Hispanic Heritage Night discounted tickets from Danielle Norris at 361-561-4719.

•Senior Citizens Night, call Danielle at 361-561-4719 for discounted tickets.

Media partners: Classic Rock 104.5 FM and Time Warner Cable

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