The 2018 season is just around the corner and what better what to get excited than by taking a look at the Baby Cakes' top 10 "must see" games of the season? This year, the 'Cakes have worked hard to give the people what they want the most: fireworks! But what other tricks do they have up their sleeves to bring the Greater New Orleans the affordable family fun it deserves? Let's take a look:
10. April 22 - Halfway to Halloween presented by Vistar
The 'Cakes encourage all fans to dress up in celebration of the halfway point to Halloween! Kids ages 12 and under just might get a special treat for doing so! Gates will open at 12:00 PM and all fans will have the opportunity to play catch on the field prior to the game. There will be a post-game candy hunt provided by Vistar and all children ages 4-13 have the opportunity to run the bases as the conclusion of the candy hunt.
9. July 27 - Purple & Gold Night and Fireworks
Do you bleed purple & gold? The 'Cakes have a night just for you! For $25, every fan that attends the game can get a game ticket and a special edition LSU Alumni purple and gold cap. $5 of every package goes back to the LSU Alumni foundation to support various scholarship initiatives. Fireworks will follow the conclusion of the game.
8. May 1 - Brockmire at the Ballpark/Crawdaddy's Jersey Unveil
The Baby Cakes have partnered with IFC to bring Brockmire to the ballpark! Just like in the hit TV series, New Orleans will become the Crawdaddy's for a night. Specialty brand merchandise will be on sale and every player's jersey will be available for purchase via online auction until June 16th.
7. April 7 - Boudreaux's Birthday Bash & T-shirt Giveaway presented by Service Master
Your favorite nutria is turning one year older this season and he's doing it in style with all of his mascot friends. There will be an autograph session meet-and-greet, birthday card making and much more! Be one of the first 1,000 fans through the gates and score a 25th anniversary T-shirt from Service Master!
6. April 21 - 25 Years Celebration & Cap Giveaway presented by Take 5 Oil and WGNO
The 'Cakes will be celebrating 25 years of family fun in NOLA with a look at the best moments of the previous 25 years as well as what could be in store for the next 25. The first 1,000 fans in attendance will take home a special 25th anniversary cap courtesy of Take 5 Oil and WGNO. Gates open at 5:00 PM.
5. June 1 - Kids Take Over and Fireworks presented by ABC Insurance & Good Humor
Yeah, you heard it right! Kids will take on various roles around the stadium, from ushers and ticket takers to general manager! The 'Cakes will be on the lookout for fresh recruits leading up to the event so stay tuned for more info!
4. June 29 - Star Wars Weekend and Fireworks presented by GNO Federal Credit Union
In a galaxy not so far away, the Star Wars universe returns for one of the most anticipated nights of the season! Join the Rebel Alliance or turn to the dark side as various characters from the epic saga will be invading The Shrine. At the conclusion of the game will be a Star Wars-themed fireworks show for the ages.
3. April 5 - Opening Day, Fireworks and Jersey Giveaway presented by Sliver Slipper Casino
Opening Day marks the start of the 25th year of Minor League affiliated baseball in New Orleans and the second season that "WE ARE #CAKENATION." The gates will open at 5:30 PM and the first 1,000 fans will get a 'Cakes replica navy jersey courtesy of Silver Slipper! There will be special activities on the concourse with all of the pomp and circumstance of Opening Day ceremonies. Kick off the season in style with a postgame fireworks show.
2. May 18 & 19 - Super Heroes Weekend, Fireworks & Super Boudreaux Bobblehead Giveaway presented by Community Coffee and Rouses Supermarket
On May 18th & 19th your favorite super heroes are coming back the ballpark for one of the most popular theme nights of the season! Join forces with The Avengers or Justice League as your favorite characters take over The Shrine for the weekend, with fireworks following Friday's game. Be the first 1,000 fans in attendance on Saturday and you will receive a limited edition Super Boudreaux Bobblehead! Want to ensure you get meet your favorite super heroes? Check out or exclusive Meet & Greet Package!
1. June 2 - Tricentennial Celebration, St. Charles Street Car Bobblehead and Jefferson Convention & Visitors Bureau Card Set Giveaway
Join the Baby Cakes to honor the tricentennial the only way we know how: 'Cakes Style. This is a night you don't want to miss as the 'Cakes will be giving out a 'first-of-its-kind" St. Charles Avenue street car bobblehead. Make sure you one of the first 1,000 fans in the ballpark on this night to ensure you go home with what will surely become an instant collector's item. The Jefferson Convention & Visitors Bureau will be giving out special card sets to the first 1,000 fans in attendance as well! The Baby Cakes will be wearing a special tricentennial jersey inspired by the NOCAA school in the Bywater. The jerseys will be available via auction and will be presented to the winners at the conclusion of the game.