San Francisco Giants: Top 5 promotions you don’t want to miss in 2018
By Vince Cestone
The 2018 season is fast-approaching, and as is the case every year, San Francisco Giants fans are gearing up for all the promotions.
From Tim Lincecum wearable blankets to a Buster Hugs mug, the San Francisco Giants have been very creative with their promotions. And it’s no different for their 60th anniversary season in San Francisco. Here are the top 5 giveaways for the 2018 season:
Saturday, Apr. 7-Willie Mays bobblehead
As if the Giants and Dodgers aren’t enough to get you to come to the ballpark, this special bobblehead might convince you to take in a game at AT&T Park. The first 35,000 people to enter the ballpark will get a 60th anniversary Willie Mays bobblehead. Say Hey! Game time is 1:05 p.m.
Saturday, Apr. 28-Brandon Crawford lawn gnome
The Giants and Dodgers square off again in late April. And with a great game comes another great promotion. To celebrate shortstop Brandon Crawford’s Gold Glove, the Giants are giving away a Crawford garden gnome, complete with a mini gold glove. Only the first 25,000 fans will get this promotion. Game time is 6:05 p.m.
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Sunday, Jun. 3-Willie McCovey bobblehead
The Giants are hitting a home run when it comes to bobbleheads in 2018. First one–legend Willie Mays, and now another. The first 35,000 fans to pass through the turnstiles into AT&T Park will get a 60th-anniversary bobblehead of “Stretch.” Game time is 1:05 p.m. against the Philadelphia Phillies.
Saturday, Aug. 25-Buster Hugs bobblehead
He gave one to Brian Wilson after the final out of the 2010 World Series against the Texas Rangers, and now you’ll get to have one in August–if you’re one of the first 35,000 fans to enter the ballpark. Game time is at 1:05 p.m. Show up early if you want your Buster Hugs bobblehead. On this August day, they’re playing against–you guessed it–the Rangers.
Sunday, Sept. 2-Buster Posey socks
The Giants are expected to be making a playoff push during the stretch run in September, but if that isn’t enough to get you into AT&T Park, this might. The first 20,000 fans will get Buster Posey socks. It might not be the Kruk and Kuip socks, but they’re still cool nonetheless. Game time is 1:05 p.m. against the New York Mets.
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And there are other great promotions too!
You can see the full list right here: https://www.mlb.com/giants/tickets/promotions