This Week’s Promotions (5/16-5/22)

A very good week gets even better as the weekend approaches. Get out and enjoy some baseball this week!

Monday 5/16:

Charlotte Knights – 50′s night

Detroit Tigers – Canadian Tigers fan night

Tuesday 5/17:

Charlotte Knights – 60′s night and ballpark bingo

Peoria Chiefs – As seen on TV night

Wednesday 5/18:

Akron Aeros – Richard Simmons Short Shorts Night

Bowling Green Hot Rods – Facebook fan night

Charlotte Knights – 70′s night

Peoria Chiefs – Around the world night

Thursday 5/19:

Charlotte Knights – 80′s night

Iowa Cubs – hat giveaway and mug club night

Friday 5/20:

Charlotte Knights 90′s night

Lansing Lugnuts – Pirates of the Caribbean night

Peoria Chiefs – 50′s night

West Michigan Whitecaps – Cody Ross bobblehead

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers – Player magnet giveaway 1 of 4

Gary Railcats – Opening night, Ted “the burning man” Batchelor, Rally towel giveaway, and schedule magnet

Chicago White Sox – Mullet night with fireworks set to 80′s mullet music

Cleveland Indians – Sinatra fireworks

Saturday 5/21:

Beloit Snappers – Team photo givaway

Dayton Dragons – Hometown heroes celebration nigh

Iowa Cubs – Team photo giveaway and autographs

Lansing Lugnuts – Mystery bobblehead giveaway

Peoria Chiefs – Glee night (run quickly!)

Quad City River Bandits – Stan Musial bobblehead giveaway

Gary Railcats – Fleece blanket giveaway

Chicago White Sox – White Sox welcome mat giveaway

Cleveland Indians – Choo replica jersey giveaway

Milwaukee Brewers – Kids Police team card set

Sunday 5/22:

Iowa Cubs – Celebration of the 30th anniversary of the team

Peoria Chiefs – Disney Day and post game player autographs

Toledo Mud Hens – team autographs

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers – Brewers Sunday and player poster giveaway 4 of 10

Gary Railcats – James “big Cat” Williams appearance

Milwaukee Brewers – Casey McGehee bobblehead giveaway

This Week’s Promotions (5/9-5/15)

Once again a very slow start to the week, but things pick up as the week goes on.

Monday 5/9:

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Tuesday 5/10:

Great Lakes Loons – Dodgers route of champions night

Memphis Redbirds – 30th anniversary of Charlie Lea’s no-hitter

Peoria Chiefs – Salute to Pawn shops night

Wednesday 5/11:

Chicago Cubs – cereal bowl giveaway

Thursday 5/12:

Birmingham Barons – 70′s night

Memphis Redbirds – Flyswatter giveaway

Friday 5/13:

Charlotte Knights – Rally towel giveaway

Fort Wayne Tincaps – Halfway to Halloween

Kane County Cougars – Halfway to Halloween

Lake County Captains – Superstition night

Lansing Lugnuts – Myron Noodleman

Lexington Legends – The Last American Cowboy appearance

Saturday 5/14:

Birmingham Barons – Glee night. Just like last year I thought I would post this so that you can be far away.

Bowling Green Hot Rods – Fireworks

Charlotte Knights – Pink baseball giveaway

Clinton LumberKings – team photo giveaway

Kane County Cougars – Halfway to Halloween

Lake County Captains – Star Wars night and reusable logo sticker giveaway

Lansing Lugnuts – Detroit Red Wings night

Memphis Redbirds – Salute to the Negro Leagues

Minnesota Twins – Twins cap

Cincinnati Reds – Sparky Anderson statue giveaway

Sunday 5/15:

Bowling Green Hot Rods – Axle’s birthday party

Fort Wayne Tincaps – post game autographs

Louisville Bats – “blue” from Blues Clues appearance

Detroit Tigers – Magglio Ordonez kids mini bat

This Week’s Promotions (5/2-5/8)

The beginning of the week is light, but things really pick up at the end this week.

Monday 5/2:

Iowa Cubs – Player autograph session

Tuesday 5/3:

Charlotte Knights – Strawberry festival kickoff and baseball bingo

Wednesday 5/4:

Burlington Bees – Beer and wing sampling

Peoria Chiefs – Fan vs. Food night

Chicago White Sox – Weather day

St. Louis Cardinals – Ice Mountain autograph night

Thursday 5/5:

Burlington Bees – Cinco De Mayo

Iowa Cubs – Mug club members receive their first beer free

Lake County Captains – Cinco De Mayo

Toledo Mud Hens – Cinco De Mayo night

Friday 5/6:

Akron Aeros – Cajun Toga Party and Fireworks

St. Louis Cardinals – Busch Bash Friday with John Mabry signing pre game

Saturday 5/7:

Clinton LumberKings – Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich/Italian Chicken Sandwich night

Great Lakes Loons – Superhero night with Spiderman appearance

Iowa Cubs – MDA jersey auction

Peoria Chiefs – Star Wars night

Toledo Mud Hens – Kentucky Derby Night

Kansas City Royals – Retro KC cap

Sunday 5/8:

South Bend Silverhawks – Team autograph session

Lansing Lugnuts – Mother’s Day celebration

Peoria Chiefs – Salute to mother’s and post game autographs

Toledo Mud Hens – Team autographs

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers – Mothers day and Brewers Sunday

This Week’s Promotions: 4/18-4/24

After some rain outs washed out some promotions this week it should make for some great weeks later in the summer when they are re-scheduled. Here are some of the better promotions this week:

Monday 4/18:

Birmingham Barons – logo ball giveaway

Louisville Bats -  Baseball bingo

Chicago Cubs – Cubs winter gloves

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This Week’s Promotions (4/11-4/17)

I primarily do this for myself, but thought that if I am looking all of this up why not publish it? I cover mainly the teams in my area (Sox, Cubs, Silverhawks, Railcats). I also do try and get most of the Midwest League promotions as well as anything that I find of interest. Here are this week’s promotions.

Monday 4/11:

Beloit Snappers – Opening Day and schedule magnet giveaway

Bowling Green Hot Rods – Opening day and t-shirt giveaway

Burlington Bees – Opening day and magnet schedule giveaway

Cedar Rapids Kernels – Opening night and Magnet schedule giveaway

Kane County Cougars – Opening day and post game autographs with team

South Bend Silverhawks – Opening day and $1 night

West Michigan Whitecaps – Salute to the most boring day in history

Chicago White Sox – Wall calendar giveaway

Tuesday 4/12:

Cedar Rapids Kernels – Magnet schedule giveaway

Lexington Legends – 34 cent hot dog night

Chicago White Sox – Frank Thomas bobblehead

Wednesday 4/13:

Cedar Rapids Kernels – Magnet schedule giveaway

Toledo Mud Hens – Schedule Magnet giveaway

Chicago White Sox – Wall calendar giveaway

Thursday 4/14:

Cedar Rapids Kernels – Magnet schedule giveaway

Toledo Mud Hens – Schedule Magnet giveaway

Friday 4/15:

Fort Wayne Tincaps – Jackie Robinson Night

Iowa Cubs – Opening day and fireworks

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers – Miller Lite seat cushion giveaway

Chicago White Sox – Jackie Robinson Day and calendar

Saturday 4/16:

Columbus Clippers – Opening day and AAA Champions hat giveaway and Opening Day parade

Iowa Cubs – Bob Feller bandana giveaway and magnet schedule

South Bend Silverhawks – team logo ball giveaway

Chicago White Sox – Rally cap giveaway

Sunday 4/17:

Fort Wayne Tincaps – Post-Game Autographs

Iowa Cubs – Mike Quade jersey shirt giveaway

South Bend Silverhawks – Team autograph session

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers – Brewers Sunday

Chicago White Sox – Pre game autograph session for kids

This Week’s Promotions (4/1-4/10)

Well it is the start of another baseball season so the weekly promotion feature must start as well. This first one will be a little longer as I will cover about a week and a half as the season starts. I primarily do this for myself, but thought that if I am looking all of this up why not publish it? I cover mainly the teams in my area (Sox, Cubs, Silverhawks, Railcats). I also do try and get most of the Midwest League promotions as well as anything that I find of interest. The first couple of these will be filled with opening day promotions. I also have nothing for Monday the 4th. As always if you know of anything that didn’t make it on here let me know. If you know of a promotion for next week leave a description in the comments section. Here are this week’s promotions. Continue reading

This Week’s Promotions (8/31–9/6)

Last week I attended three of the promotions on the list. The first was the Blackhawks appearance at the Gary Railcats game. Stan Mikita and Ben Eager were the two players who showed up. The second was the Tom Henke appearance at the Cardinals game on August 28th. The next day at Busch Stadium they held picture day on the field. If you are a fan of the Cardinals, or you just want to walk on a Major League Field this is the kind of promotion you are looking for. Since the minor leagues are for the most part done with scheduled promotions this will be the last week for this feature this year. Next year when things start to green up I will start it back up. Lets see what this last week has in store.

Monday 8/31
Great Lake Loons – Garage Sale night. Everything is for sale. Don’t try and show up early though.
Chicago Cubs – Billy Williams bobble to the first 10,000 fans.
Detroit Tigers – John Cena will throw out the first pitch before the throwdown with the Rays.
Gary Railcats – Football night less than a week after hockey night. Former Bears Otis Wilson and Bobby Douglas will be on hand signing autographs.

Tuesday 9/1
Birmingham Barons – 25 cent hot dog night and team photo giveaway

Wednesday 9/2
Nothing of note.

Thursday 9/3
Peoria Chiefs – Throwback Thursday…What Could Have Been. That is the title. I can only imagine that they will be reliving the 1969 collapse? It could be anything in the past 100+ years though. Hell, it could even be this season.
Toledo Mud Hens – Jake Tyler chia bobble to the first 2,500 fans. Seeds included.

Friday 9/4
Lansing Lugnuts – Carlos Marmol Bobblehead giveaway.
Gary Railcats – Championship hats given out on the night of the first playoff game.

Saturday 9/5
Akron Aeros – Cap giveaway to the 1st 1,000
Beloit Snappers – Packers/Bears day. The team celebrates the rivalry as football season grows near.
Iowa Cubs – Bobby Scales jersey shirts
West Michigan Whitecaps – The Famous Chicken will make an appearance. Is this one of the last?

Sunday 9/6
Iowa Cubs – As a ball collector this might be the best promotion of the week if not the year. The team has 3,000 signed balls to give away. Some of them might be from Hall of Fame players or superstars. Names like Ryne Sandberg, Andre Dawson, and Pete Rose have been thrown around. On the other hand you might get a ball signed by a player who just made it to Iowa and no further. It is a real crapshoot, but it would be exciting to see how it all plays out. This might be worth the trip.
Update: I also just saw a link that listed Willie Mays, Gaylord Perry, and Greg Maddux on the list.
Chicago White Sox – 1959 White Sox jersey to the first 10,000 kids

Monday 9/7
Memphis Redbirds – Colby Rasmus bobble to the 1st 1,500.

Thursday 9/10
West Michigan Whitecaps – Jeremy Bonderman bobble to the first 1,000 fans. This is their first playoff game as well.

This Week’s Promotions (8/24–8/30)

Monday 24th
Peoria Chiefs – Big Lebowski night
South Bend Silverhawks – Disco night. Come dressed in disco apparel and get a free ticket. Or pay $1 and get in on dollar night. You decide.

Tuesday 25th
Peoria Chiefs – Redneck night

Wednesday 26th
Iowa Cubs – Autographed ball giveaway

Thursday 27th
Burlington Bees – Iowa vs. Iowa State rivalry night
Lansing Lugnuts – Pink Floyd tribue night
Pawtucket Red Sox – Dunkin’ Donuts baseball card set
Peoria Chiefs – Car give away night
Gary Railcats – Blackhawks Night. The team will be giving away 1,500 Hoosier Bats with the blackhawks logo on them. They will also have two players (TBD) from the team on hand to sign autographs. You also get $2 off your ticket if you have a blackhawks shirt or jersey on.

Friday 28th (The Junkie’s Birthday)
This should be a holiday across baseball, but for some reason it still goes unnoticed. I may add a few extra promotions here just to see what baseball does do on my birthday.
Beloit Snappers – autographed baseball giveaway
Birmingham Barons – Players will be available pre game for autographs.
Charlotte Knights – Knights hat giveaway
Great Lakes Loons – Loons hat giveaway
West Michigan Whitecaps – Tiger Friday. Willie Hernandez, Milt Wilcox, and Dan Petry all make an appearance.
Los Angeles Angels – post game fireworks
St. Louis Cardinals – Busch bash friday. Tom Henke signing pre game
Arizona Diamondbacks – Post game fireworks
Florida Marlins – Billy Bingo and pre game autographs
Baltimore Orioles – Students get seats for $5. A fitting homage to the guy who still uses his college ID
Philadelphia Phillies – Retro Knip cap night
Boston Red Sox – No promotion, but the stadium is thanks enough.
Cincinnati Reds – Post game fireworks
Detroit Tigers – Post game fireworks
New York Yankees – Inagural season jersey coozie. And they play the White Sox. Maybe they will let the Sox win for me.
Kalamazoo Kings – Blankets for the homeless. Donate a blanket for free admission.
Rockford Riverhawks – Doubleheader and fireworks. Two of my favorite things.

Saturday 29th
Bristol Sox – Fan appreciation night. Free admission to all.
Baltimore Orioles – Harold Baines hall of fame induction at Camden Yards. I really wish I could be there. Could a quick flight be arranged?
Clinton LumberKings – NFL Trip giveaway
Great Lakes Loons – Willie Hernandez appearance
Kane County Cougars – Ozzie the Cougar bobblehead
Detroit Tigers – Curtis Granderson replica glove (7,500 kids)
Kalamazoo Kings – Blankets for the homeless. Donate a blanket for a free admission.
Rockford Riverhawks – Sammy Sosa bobblehead giveaway (1,000)

Sunday 30th
Beloit Snappers – Kyle Weaver bobblehead giveaway (500)
Milwaukee Brewers – Jeff Suppan bobblehead
St. Louis Cardinals – Adam Wainwright bobblehead day (25,000)
Detroit Tigers – Brandon Inge jersey backpack

This Week’s Promotions (8/17-8/23)

Monday 17th
Clinton LumberKings – baseball card strip giveaway #6

Tuesday 18th
Memphis Redbirds – Jason Motte bobblehead
Quad Cities River Bandits – Salute to the mustache

Wednesday 19th
Springfield Cardinals – Star Wars night

Thursday 20th
Nothing to report this week. As usual let me know on this or any other day you think needs to be included.

Friday 21st
Chicago White Sox – Elvis night and fireworks. The King is a Sox fan? Why not the President is.
Beloit Snappers – Salute to the Mustache night.
Fort Wayne TinCaps – Jimmy Buffet and Pirates Night
Quad Cities River Bandits – Rascal wind up doll (1,500)

Saturday 22nd
Beloit Snappers – 80′s night and fireworks
Fort Wayne Wizards – Quick change
Quad Cities River Bandits – Jimmy Buffett night and bobble parrot giveaway (2,000)

Sunday 23rd
Kannapolis Intimidators – Pre game photo and autograph session on the field pre game.
Springfield Cardinals – Card set giveaway
Toledo Mud Hens – 1st 1,000 fans recieve a Bullfrog mini football