San Francisco Giants Giveaways Might Be Best Part of 2019
By Michael Saltzman
While there are still several unanswered questions about the San Francisco Giants in 2019, one thing is clear: The giveaways will continue to be awesome.
The Giants revealed several of their game day giveaways today, and they include Bruce Bochy on a throne, Mike Krukow and Duane Kuiper as garden accessories and a promotion celebrating the team’s best pitcher, Pablo Sandoval.
No matter what kind of season the Giants are coming off of, the marketing department seems to jump all over a chance to celebrate the highlights. So whether that is a Brian Wilson gnome in 2011, a Marco Scutaro “rain globe” in 2013, or a Johnny Cueto “Shimmy Bobblehead” and Buster Posey “#BusterHug Blanket” in 2017.
So, it is no surprise that the Giants marketing department is at it again with some great ideas for 2019.
Here are some of the best:
Saturday, May 11: Let Pablo Pitch Bobblehead
Pablo Sandoval is on the bubble to make the 2019 Giants, but his legacy will live forever. Part of the legacy is now his ability to pitch and the Giants have capitalized on that with a “Let Pablo Pitch” bobblehead. Whether Pablo will be on the roster when it is given out is another story.
Monday, May 20: House Bochy Throne
While this hasn’t been confirmed from the Giants on their promotional page, Giants beat writer Alex Pavlovic tweeted out this phenomenal picture of a Bruce Bochy bobblehead sitting on a throne with the words “House Bochy” on the bottom. For any Game of Thrones fan, this will be a must have. I’m also pretty sure people who don’t know what Game of Thrones is will love this too.
Saturday, June 8: Krukow or Kuiper Gnome
The best friends that anyone ever had, Mike Krukow and Duane Kuiper are getting their own gnomes and fans will be given one or the other on “best friends day.” Seems like the perfect promotion for such a perfect pair.
Saturday, June 29: Dereck Rodriguez Bobblehead
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It didn’t take long for Dereck Rordiguez to shed the image as a hall of famer’s son and just be a damn good pitcher for the Giants. After a stellar rookie season, he is being immortalized with his own bobblehead. While his flowing locks won’t be able to move, his tattoos are getting special attention.
Saturday, July 6: Will Clark T-Shirt (Autism Awareness Night)
Will Clark has long been a fan favorite, but for fans who didn’t have the privilege to watch him play, many know him as the man behind the push for Autism Awareness night at the ballpark. His dedication to the cause has endeared him to many in the Bay Area and on Autism Awareness night, the Giants are offering a throwback style t-shirt of Clark’s 22 jersey.
Sunday, August 11: 1989 Team Reunion Battle of the Bay Pin
While Giants fans may not love the way 1989 ended, there is no denying Giants fans love for the 1989 Giants. Thirty years ago, the Giants made it to their second World Series since coming to San Francisco.
Despite losing to the rival Oakland Athletics, and the entire series being overshadowed by the earthquake that rocked the region, fans will get to honor the 1989 team in August.