The Mariners always have a good number of promos every year, and 2018 is no exception. I know I’m probably going to miss some exciting ones, because they’ve yet to be added to the schedule, or I just plain didn’t notice them as I was scanning the page, but these are the ones that caught my eye. There are also a bunch of “Value Games” with cheap tickets. There’s the Fireworks Nights that I never pay much mind to, and it feels like there’s way more Bark At The Park games, which I would probably enjoy even though it sounds like it would be a pain in the ass to bring your dog to a game. So, you know, this list is far from comprehensive, but let’s get going.
Right off the bat, I love going to Opening Day. So, Thursday, March 29th, count me in. I have to add to my collectible refrigerator magnet collection.
Robbie Cano gets his bobblehead on the 2nd day of the season, which seems a bit early. I’ll probably skip this one, as I tend to only go for the really unique bobbleheads, but that’s out there for everyone else.
Ben Gamel Hat Hair night or whatever is on April 13th. It’s a hat with long Gamel hair sticking out of the back. I like the idea an awful lot, but my giant head means most hats of this nature don’t fit me well, so it would be wasted on me.
Star Wars Night is obviously May 4th, because we can’t have nice things as a nation. The Han Seago bobblehead sounds VERY intriguing, so I’ll have to keep my eyes out for it. If it looks cool, count me in.
The next day, we have 90’s Night, with a free Paxton Fanny Pack. Again, I’m intrigued, but I still want to see what it looks like first.
Friday, May 18th is Mariners Blanket Hoodie Night, which could very well be a useful item on a possibly chilly evening.
The next night we have Felix Hernandez “Infield Grass” Bobblehead Night, which sounds right up my alley. Is it a bobblehead of Felix spraining his foot trying to run to first base to cover a grounder? I feel like, schedule permitting, I have to go to at least one of these two games.
On May 25th, we have a Cano/Cruz Wine Stopper? Mmm, I dunno.
On Sunday the 27th, kids get a Mike Zunino Lunch Bag and I’m EXTREMELY JEALOUS! It looks like a little Zunino jersey with some catcher’s gear on the front.
On Friday, June 29th, we have a Guys Night Out tank top give-away? Umm, HELL TO THE YEAH! SUN’S OUT GUNS OUT MOTHERFUCKERS!!!
June 30th is the night I’ve been waiting for since, like, forever. The second-ever Turn Ahead The Clock Night!!! It’s the 20th anniversary of the last one, and I still think those uniforms are the coolest, I don’t care what anyone says. If they bring those back, I’m all for it. If they have a new spin on whatever the “future” brings, I’m all for it too. I’m GOING to this game, and I’m buying everything I can possibly buy!
The Paxton Big Maple Bobblehead lands on Sunday, July 1st, which seems lame. Sunday games are pretty hard for me to go to, what with my schedule and commute. Pick one up for me?
On the 4th, there’s a Stars & Stripes Cowboy Hat give-away. I think I’ll pass.
July 6th features the Girls Night Out tank top give-away, so probably some good people-watching/sarging on that night.
On September 28th, it’s Fan Appreciation Night, where all fans get a team poster. Usually, by this point in the season, the M’s are out of it and I’m burned out on baseball. But, you never know.
On September 29th, it’s Oktoberfest, which almost ALWAYS has a cool give-away. Even if you just pick up your prize, drink your free beer, and immediately leave, it’s still worth it.