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The Bowie Baysox, Class AA Minor League Affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles, are excited to announce local activities during PLAY BALL WEEKEND. Minor League Baseball is joining the second annual ‘PLAY BALL WEEKEND’ to now make the campaign both an MLB- and MiLB-wide effort to engage young baseball fans and celebrate the continued support of youth participation in baseball and softball.
On Saturday, June 3, the Baysox will “Take the Show On The Road” and bring “Baysox Baseball” to a youth baseball game on Saturday morning. The Baysox will invade the 10U Crofton Cardinals vs. 10U LF Archers game being played on Field 1 at Bell Branch Park in Gambrills at 10:00 am and take over the entertainment including player and coach introductions before the game, National Anthem, between innings contests for the fans, appearances by Louie the Baysox mascot, batter walk up music and much more. Members of the community are invited and encouraged to attend this special event.
During the Bowie Baysox home game on Saturday, June 3 at 6:35 pm there will be even more PLAY BALL events taking place.
- Youth baseball players will be selected to play catch with Baysox players before the game on the field
- A Youth baseball team will meet Baysox players in the dugout and take the field during player introductions for the National Anthem
- A child will be selected to announce “Play Ball” before the game
- Children will be selected to announce a batter via the stadium Public Address System
- A child will be selected to join Baysox Radio Broadcaster Adam Pohl on the live broadcast for an inning of commentary and play by play
After the game on Saturday, June 3, kids ages 12 and under will be able to come onto the field and run the bases just like the players do. On Sunday, June 4, all fans are invited to run the bases after the game. Run the Bases is presented by Dick’s Sporting Goods and Grotto Pizza.
Saturday, June 3 @ 6:35 pm is Star Wars Night at the Baysox. See and meet dozens of Star Wars characters dressed in movie quality costumes. Fans will also get to see live light saber battles, Star Wars collectibles and a post-game Star Wars themed Fireworks Spectacular.
Sunday, June 4 @ 2:05 pm is Maryland Pride Day and the Helicopter Candy Drop. The first 500 fans (18+) will get a Maryland Flag Baysox Logo Floppy Hat courtesy of Money One federal Credit Union. After the game, all kids ages 12 and under will be invited onto the field for the Helicopter Candy Drop. A helicopter will hover just a few feet over the field and drop over 10,000 pieces of candy onto the field. Once the helicopter has left the stadium, the kids will get to run and collect as much candy as they can. The helicopter candy drop is presented by Borden Transportation.
The 2017 Bowie Baysox season is presented by Money One Federal Credit Union. The Baysox 2017 season is now underway. Don’t miss out as the team prepares to celebrate its 25th Season. Single game tickets are now available at www.baysox.com.
This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.