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World’s largest game of Duck, Duck, Goose – Hagerstown Suns

Sunday, September 3, 2006

It’s a pretty good dray to be a fan of the South Atlantic League’s Suns. Fan’s entering the ballpark receive a bobblehead doll bearing the likeness of the lead character from the TV show “My Name I Earl.” After the game fans are invited onto the field as Hagerstown tries to organize the largest game of Duck, Duck, Goose. Round and round they go…

Free fireworks in: Altoona, Beloit, Hickory, Joliet, Long Island, Louisville, New Orleans, Norfolk, Rochester, Spokane, Stockton and Trenton.

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World Record First Pitch – Brevard County Manatees

Saturday, September 2, 2006

The Florida State League’s Manatees have made up their mind that they’re getting into the record books. They opened the gates at 6 a.m. and invited fans, media and staffers to be part of the most ceremonial first pitches ever thrown. They have to throw more than 5,000 to break the record. How’d you like to be the guy who catches all those pitches?

Free fireworks in: Bakersfield, Beloit, Birmingham, Brevard County, Charlotte, Clearwater, Colorado Springs, Fort Wayne, Hudson Valley, Idaho Falls, Lakewood, Lansing, Las Vegas, Lexington, Midland, Modesto, Myrtle Beach, Nashville, Norfolk, Potomac, Rochester, Rome, San Antonio, Sarasota, Syracuse, Trenton and Wilmington.

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Fan Appreciation Night – Fort Myers Miracle

Friday, September 1, 2006

Many clubs are using this weekend to give away leftover promotional items. Fort Myers may have the wackiest closet to clean. Among the items the Miracle are giving away are a giant flip-flop, several pairs of unmatched flip-flops, rubber snakes and action figures. They are also giving away four $150 gift certificates to Home Depot in an effort to put the labor back in Labor Day weekend.

Free fireworks in: Albuquerque, Augusta, Birmingham, Boise, Bridgeport, Brockton, Camden, Casper, Charleston, Colorado Springs, Everett, Fort Myers, Frederick, Gary, Greenville, Indianapolis, Joliet, Lakewood, Lansing, Mahoning Valley, Mississippi, Modesto, New Britain, New Haven, New Orleans, Omaha, Palm Beach, Pawtucket, River City, Rockford, Rochester, Salem-Keizer, Stockton, Tacoma, Tennessee and Winston-Salem.

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Win A Date With A Staffer – Boise Hawks

Thursday, August 31, 2006

Boise group sales manager Andy Simon is a Jersey guy who’s having trouble meeting northwest girls. The Hawks are going to hook him up by holding a Dating Game-type audition during the game, allowing Simon to choose a date from 10 female (we believe) contestants. Simon and his choice will be whisked away via limo to a downtown hot spot, where the Hawks have already paid his tab. Hey Andy, need a wing man?

Thirsty Thursdays: Atlantic City, Auburn, Augusta, Bakersfield, Birmingham, Brockton, Carolina, Casper, Cedar Rapids, Charlotte, Chillicothe, Delmarva, Fort Myers, Fresno, Hagerstown, High Desert, Joliet, Lake Elsinore, Midland, Mississippi, Myrtle Beach, New Jersey, New Orleans, River City, Rockford, Round Rock, Savannah, Southwest Michigan, Quad Cities, Vero Beach, Visalia, West Tenn, Winston-Salem and Yakima.

Free fireworks in: Binghamton, Buffalo, Florence, Fresno, Reading, Round Rock, Southwest Michigan, Vancouver, Visalia, West Michigan.

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Star Wars Night – Lake Elsinore Storm

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Wookies and Jawas and Droids, Oh my! The Storm are celebrating the greatest science fiction movie of all time. Fans are invited to dress as their favorite Star Wars characters. There will be Star Wars video clips and trivia throughout the night, and between innings Lake Elsinore will premier its own sequel: Storm Wars Episode II. In the movie, do you think they’ll be using light sabers as baseball bats?

Free fireworks in: Greeneville, Long Island, Scranton-Wilkes Barre, State College and Sussex.

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Jamaican Me Crazy – Peoria Chiefs

Tuesday, August 29, 2001

Get ready for a little island baseball. The Chiefs will honor the Jamaican lifestyle with Reggae music, the colors of the Jamaican flag, and staffers in Rasta wigs. You’ll have to try to bring your own Red Stripe beer, though. It’s not available in the ballpark. Hooray baseball!

Free fireworks in: Binghamton, Montgomery and New Jersey.

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Camera Night – Norfolk Tides

Monday, August 28, 2006

Minor league clubs talk about being fan-friendly. Well, we think this is one of the most fan-friendly promotions out there. Following the game, fans will be allowed on the field to take pictures of Tides’ players and coaches. This is a great way to get the fans to identify with the team and its players. Every team should do this.

Free fireworks in: Nashua.

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Bob Dylan Concert – New Hampshire Fisher Cats

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Musical legend Bob Dylan is in the middle of his third tour of minor league ballparks. Today, he stops in New Hampshire. The Fisher Cats are one of 15 parks that host Dylan, with New Britain and Rochester rounding out the month. Tickets go for $49.95. Hey, musical greatness doesn’t come cheap.

Free fireworks in: Greensboro, and Kansas City.

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Futures At Fenway – Pawtucket Red Sox and Lowell Spinners

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Fenway Park is hosting a minor league doubleheader. Boston affiliate Pawtucket (AAA) plays Rochester and Lowell (A) plays Oneonta. Several big league clubs have allowed their farm team to play in their stadiums this season. But, how’d you like to be a member of the Single-A Oneonta Tigers, who get a chance to play at Fenway Park?

Free fireworks in: Binghamton, Bowie, Cedar Rapids, Danville, Daytona, Delmarva, Dunedin, Frederick, High Desert, Inland Empire, Kannapolis, Lansing, Memphis, State College, Quad Cities, Tri-City Dust Devils, West Michigan, Wisconsin, Yakima, Winnipeg, Schaumburg, Chico, St. Paul, El Paso, Pensacola, Sioux City and Sioux Falls.

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Mystery Giveaway – Schaumburg Flyers

Friday, August 25, 2006

The Flyers are giving something away and they won’t tell anybody, including us, what it is. All they will say is that it’s sponsored by Pabst. Hey, if it’s something that involves beer, it’s probably pretty cool.

Free fireworks in: Akron, Binghamton, Bowie, Chattanooga, Columbus Catfish, Connecticut, Delmarva, Durham, Frederick, Greensboro, Harrisburg, Huntsville, Iowa, Jupiter, Kane County, Kinston, Lake County, Lansing, Missoula, Rochester, Round Rock, Salem-Keizer, Savannah, Scraton-Wilkes Barre, Southwest Michigan, Stockton, Syracuse, Toledo, Tucson, Tulsa, Winston-Salem, Wisconsin, Fargo-Morehead, Rockford, Traverse City, Washington, Windy City, New Haven, North Shore, Sussex, El Paso, Bridgeport, Newark and Somerset.

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VHS Demolition Night – St. Paul Saints

Thursday, August 24, 2006

From the folks that brought us Death to Disco (sort of) comes a night devoted to destroying something else whose time has passed. The Saints are going to demolish their old VHS tapes. Fans are invited to bring their old tapes, especially the incriminating ones, and add them to the pile. Sorry, they don’t accept Beta.

Thirsty Thursday: Bakersfield, Birmingham, Brevard County, Carolina, Cedar Rapids, Columbus Catfish, Danville, Delmarva, Eugene, Fresno, Greensboro, Helena, High Desert, Kannapolis, Lansing, Lexington, Mississippi, Modesto, Round Rock, Salem-Keizer, Salt Lake, Savannah, Southwest Michigan, Toledo, Tucson, West Tenn, Yakima, Evansville, Rockford, Washington, Windy City, New Haven, Long Beach, El Paso and Pensacola.

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Plunger Night – Hudson Valley Renegades

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Some giveaways are just plain useful. The New York/Penn League’s Renegades are giving fans plungers with the Hudson Valley logo on it. Hey, if you don’t use it, the plunger is a nice addition to any bookcase.

Free fireworks in: Altoona, Portland Sea Dogs and San Jose.

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I’d Give My Two Front Teeth For Hockey – Charleston RiverDogs

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

The RiverDogs are bringing in some of the South Carolina Stingrays, the local minor league hockey team, for a little winter in August. Fans with fake teeth, missing front teeth or wearing hockey jerseys receive 2-for-1 admission. There will be a pile of shaved ice to simulate snow. The RiverDogs are setting up a penalty box for the losers of between-inning promotions. The public address announcer also reserves the right to send any fan to the sin bin for a half inning. It’s at his discretion, so be careful what you wear and pay attention to the action.

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Phillie Phanatic Visit – Lakewood BlueClaws

Monday, August 21, 2006

We don’t normally get sucked in by visiting major league mascots. But when the Phillie Phanatic, arguably the best mascot in all of sports, comes to your minor league town, it’s worth seeing. What makes it even better is that Lakewood, the Phillies’ South Atlantic League affiliate, is close enough to Philadelphia that most youngsters will recognize the Phanatic. It may even be close enough for the Phanatic to bring his three-wheeler.

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Hairiest Back Night – Mahoning Valley Scrappers

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Worried that rug on your back may be getting a little lush? Mahoning Valley can help. The New York-Penn League’s Scrappers will give away a $2,500 gift certificate for laser hair removal to the fan with the thickest permanent sweater. How’d you like to be a judge in this contest?

Free fireworks in: Altoona.

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Faith Night – Stockton Ports

Saturday, August 19, 2006

The Ports are giving every religious baseball fan what they need most – A Moses bobblehead doll. Moses is depicted with a long beard, flowing robe and is holding the 10 Commandments tablets. Strangely, it looks nothing like Charlton Heston.

Free fireworks in: Aberdeen, Beloit, Fort Wayne, Hickory, Kane County, Lexington, Lincoln, Long Island, Montgomery, Myrtle Beach, Nashville, New Jersey, Potomac, Reading, Sacramento, Somerset, Spokane, Quad Cities, Tri-City Dust Devils, West Michigan and Wilmington.

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Salute To The Great American Cookie – Columbus Catfish

Friday, August 18, 2006

The Catfish are paying homage to the Oreo by giving away Oreos as fans enter the ballpark, holding an Oreo-eating contest and selling deep fried Oreos. Today is also the make-up date for Kiss a Catfish. The fan who bids the highest gets to plant a kiss on their favorite player. We recommend the second-highest bidder gets to make a person kiss a real catfish.

Free fireworks in: Akron, Altoona, Auburn, Beloit, Casper, Everett, Fort Wayne, Greeneville, Greensboro, Greenville, Indianapolis, Kane County, Lake County, Lake Elsinore, Lakewood, Louisville, Nashville, New Hampshire, Omaha, Rancho Cucamonga, Round Rock, Salt Lake, Southwest Michigan, Stockton, Tacoma, Tennessee, Toledo, Vero Beach, West Tenn, West Virginia, Joliet, Windy City, Sussex, Yuma, Bridgeport and Lancaster.

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Twister World Record Night – Ottawa Lynx

Thursday, August 17, 2006

The Lynx are attempting to break the record of 1,691 people doing the twist. Fans entering the ballpark will receive free sample of Tropicana Twister. One lucky twist participant will win free dance lessons. So let’s see you shake those booties, people.

Thirsty Thursday: Auburn, Bakersfield, Birmingham, Brevard County, Burlington Indians, Casper, Columbus Catfish, Danville, Greeneville, Greensboro, High Desert, Huntsville, Lansing, Las Vegas, Modesto, Omaha, Rancho Cucamonga, Round Rock, Salt Lake, Tri-City Dust Devils, Winston-Salem, Atlantic City, Joliet, Evansville, Florence, Washington, Brockton, Long Beach and Fort Worth.

Free fireworks in: Rochester.

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Elvis Night – Lakewood BlueClaws, Toledo Mudhens, Brockton Rocks

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

On the anniversary of his death, several ball clubs are honoring The King with his own night. Hound Dog will be blaring. Impersonators will be performing. Peanut butter and banana sandwiches will be everywhere. Our only is question is: why isn’t everyone doing this?

Free fireworks in: Aberdeen, Binghamton, and Gary.

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Asian Heritage Night – Long Beach Armada and Somerset Patriots

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

This isn’t so much a wacky promotion as an odd occurrence. Two teams on opposite coasts chose today for Asian Heritage Night. Long Beach of the Golden Baseball League will offer a martial arts demonstration, and sell sushi and sake. Somerset of the Atlantic League will have members of the local Asian Heritage Club throw out the first pitch, and will play Asian music and video clips between innings. Officials from both clubs said there was no special significance associated with choosing August 15 for the promotion.

Free fireworks in: Connecticut, Kane County and Winnipeg.

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Lefthanders Nigh – Boise Hawks

Monday, August 14, 2006

If you throw from the wrong side, Boise’s got a game for you. All lefthanders receive $2 off their tickets. (Don’t try to cheat – there will be a lefthander at the gate who can spot a lefty a mile away.) All of the between innings promotions, such as the water balloon toss, must be done left handed. The first pitch will be thrown out by a lefthander. Essentially, no promotion will be left out. Sorry.

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Tribute To Cartoons - New Haven County Cutters

Sunday, August 13, 2006

New Haven want to takes fans back to the days when their biggest concern was what to watch on Saturday mornings. There will be cartoon characters on hand, cartoon trivia and plenty of odd sound effects. The “Name That Cartoon Theme Song” contest might just be the highlight of the night.

Free fireworks in: Bowie, Frederick, State College and Gateway.

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Phantom Coaches Hearse Club Parade – Lake Elsinore Storm

Saturday, August 12, 2006

The Phantom Coaches Hearse Club, a group that promises to put the “fun” back in funeral, will parade their hearses and ambulances through the town of Lake Elsinore, ending at the ballpark. The vehicles will be on display in the parking lot for all Storm fans to see. It’s also toga party night at Lake Elsinore. Something strange could happen here…

Free fireworks in: Albuquerque, Bowie, Cedar Rapids, Charlotte, Columbus Catfish, Dayton, Daytona, Delmarva, Fort Myers, High Desert, Memphis, Nashua, Norfolk, North Shore, Peoria, Potomac, Quad Cities, San Antonio, Sioux Falls and Yakima.

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Dax Norris Bald Appreciation Night – Richmond Braves

Friday, August 11, 2006

Richmond is honoring bald catcher Dax Norris by giving him his own night – kind of. Bald fans are admitted for free. Semi-bald (think horseshoe hair) get in for half price. Full head of hair pays full price. Get the clippers and go to work.

Free fireworks in: Atlantic City, Boise, Bowie, Camden, Carolina, Charleston, Chattanooga, Colorado Springs, Connecticut, Delmarva, Durham, El Paso, Frederick, Hagerstown, Lake County, Lake Elsinore, Lakewood, Lancaster, Mississippi, New Britain, New Hampshire, New Orleans, Newark, Rochester, Round Rock, Salem, Salem-Keizer, Savannah, Scraton-Wilkes Barre, South Bend, Tucson, Gary, Rockford, Traverse City, Washington and Windy City.

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Tire Giveaway – Springfield Cardinals

Thursday, August 10, 2006

The Springfield Cardinals are giving away nine sets of tires between innings. While this is pretty cool in and of itself, we couldn’t help but think about the Seinfeld episode where George proposed a tire giveaway at Yankee stadium just so he could use his “jerk store” line. Think they’ll serve a big bowl of shrimp, too.

Thirsty Thursdays: Auburn, Carolina, Cedar Rapids, Charleston, Columbus Catfish, Delmarva, Fort Myers, Fresno, Hagerstown, Helena, High Desert, Midland, Modesto, Rancho Cucamonga, Salt Lake, Savannah, Trenton, Tri-City Dust Devils, Tri-City Valley Cats, Joliet, River City, Rockford, Windy City and Reno, El Paso.

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Eight Minute Dating – New Jersey Jackals

Wednesday, August 9, 2006

The Can-Am League’s Jackals will attempt to combine love and baseball with tonight’s promotion. Potential love connectors will gather in the ballpark’s picnic area for eight eight-minute dating sessions. Fans can watch the Jackals on the field or gather around the picnic area to try to steal some good pick-up lines. Heckling bad lines is optional.

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Yanks/Sox Rivalry Night – New Britain Rock Cats

Tuesday, August 8, 2006

Located in the middle of the Boston-New York rivalry, the Twins affiliate realizes their fans’ big league loyalties are split between one of the northeastern teams. The Rock Cats will satisfy both sets of fans by giving them a Roger Clemens bobble head doll, and Yanks and Sox fans will compete against each other in between-inning promotions. The winners should receive extra large pot holes compliments of the Hub and the Apple.

Free fireworks in: Kane County, Tri-City Valley Cats and Wilmington.

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Awful Night – Mobile BayBears

Monday August 7, 2006

Mobile bills the night as “Bad at its Best.” The ballpark will be filled with the sounds of William Hung and Milli Vanilli. Some fans will receive cans of sardines. They can bob for onions and heckle the person who throws out the first pitch. In the finale, the post-game fireworks show will be performed by staffers with sparklers. It’s bad to the bonus.

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100 Foot Ice Cream Sundae – Omaha Royals

Sunday, August 6, 2006

Wear you sundae best! Omaha fans can cool down by helping the Royals devour a delicious dessert. It will take 45 gallons of ice cream to make the sundae. Fans can choose from chocolate or caramel sauce, and sprinkles will be provided. You supply the banana.

Free fireworks in: Altoona, State College and Fort Worth.

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Funeral Giveaway – Kansas City T-Bones

Saturday, August 5, 2006

The Northern League’s T-Bones will give away an all expenses paid funeral to one lucky fan. Kansas City asked fans to submit a 500-word essay detailing their ideal funeral – including their choice of guests, food and entertainment. There is no age limit placed on the winner and, luckily, the winner doesn’t need to use the funeral immediately.

Free fireworks in: Binghamton, Cedar Rapids, Charlotte, Clearwater, Daytona, Durham, Fresno, Great Falls, Hudson Valley, Joliet, Kane County, Kansas City, Lancaster JetHawks, Lexington, Montgomery, New Jersey, Pensacola, Sacramento, Spokane, Quad Cities, Toledo, Trenton, Tri-City Dust Devils, Tulsa, Washington, West Michigan and Wisconsin.

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College Course Night – Southwest Michigan Devil Rays

Friday, August 4, 2006

Baseball hits the books in Southwest Michigan. The Devil Rays are giving away a trio of three-credit courses at local Kellogg Community College. Fans of high school age or older can register for the drawing during the game and the lucky winners can pick from any course Kellogg offers. Shakespeare Lite 223 looks pretty enticing.

Free fireworks in: Akron, Altoona, Atlantic City, Beloit, Binghamton, Bridgeport, Brockton, Brooklyn, Buffalo, Burlington, Casper, Colorado Springs, Greeneville, Greensboro, Harrisburg, Hickory, Hudson Valley, Iowa, Joliet, Kannapolis, Kinston, Lansing, Modesto, New Orleans, Omaha, Salem-Keizer, Southwest Michigan, Stockton, Tennessee, Toledo, Washington, West Virginia, Williamsport, Winston-Salem and Wisconsin.

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Hilarious Hat Night – Toledo Mud Hens

Thursday, August 3, 2006

The Mud Hens will give away haberdashery ranging from the normal to the surreal to the first 2,000 fans entering the ballpark. Regulation baseball caps will be everywhere, but so will velour covered, zebra striped hats and metallic blue ones. Fans are encouraged to bring their own crazy hats in an attempt to out-hat the Hens.

Thirsty Thursdays: Auburn, Augusta, Bakersfield, Brevard County, Casper, Charlotte, Clearwater, Danville, Daytona, Eugene, Evansville, Florence, Fresno, Greeneville, Greensboro, Joliet, Kannapolis, Kinston, Lansing, Lexington, Long Beach, Modesto, Myrtle Beach, New Haven, New Orleans, Omaha, Pensacola, Salt Lake, Southwest Michigan, Tri-City Dust Devils, Tulsa, Vero Beach, Visalia and Winston-Salem.

Free fireworks in: Reading and Toledo.

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Guaranteed Rain Night – Palm Beach Cardinals

Wednesday, August 2, 2006

The biggest problem with trying to catch a game in Florida during August is that it rains just about every day. Tonight, Palm Beach fans will be hoping for rain. If it rains more than a tenth of an inch during tonight’s Florida State League game, Cardinals fans receive a free ticket to an upcoming game. It’s enough to make you hope for a third inning shower.

Free fireworks in: Bowie, Reading and Tri-City Valley Cats.

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Un-Olympics Night – Kansas City T-Bones

Tuesday, August 1, 2006

Kick off the last full month of the season with a little competition. The Northern League’s T-Bones are asking fans to volunteer for the Fastest Fat Man race, the How Many Twinkies Can You Fit In Your Mouth contest and the Empty Beer Keg roll. We’re looking forward to the pictures from the Shaken Up Can Of Soda drinking race.

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