Thursday, February 4, 2010

Promotional schedule out

A couple of news items to share this morning...

-- You probably know already that the Nationals signed former Rangers/Brewers/Blue Jays outfielder Kevin Mench to a minor-league contract. Mench, owner of one of the largest heads in major-league history, spent last season in Japan and will have an outside shot at making the Opening Day roster this spring. Washington also has signed right-hander Nick Maness and third baseman Angel Gonzalez to minor-league contracts in the last week.

-- The Brewers have claimed right-hander Marco Estrada off waivers. Estrada, who was designated for assignment by the Nats last week to make room on the roster for free agent reliever Tyler Walker, was effective at Class AAA but in two late-season call-ups to Washington the last two years, he just didn't look like big-league material.

-- The Nats just announced that 2010 single-game tickets will go on sale March 2 at 10 a.m., and announced all of this season's promotional giveaways. Here's the full list...

April 4Replica BP HatGEICO20,000
April 7Magnet Schedule / Car MagnetExxonMobil20,000
April 8 Business Professionals Day
April 16Jackie Robinson Day
April 20T-Shirt TuesdayTickets.com10,000
April 22Business Professionals Day
April 24Book Drive / Education Day
April 25Kids Cap Smithfield10,000 (12 & under)
May 4 T-Shirt Tuesday Potomac Nationals 10,000
May 7 Cooler Bag Miller Lite 10,000 (21 & over)
May 8 Scout Day
May 9 Mother's Day Water Bottle Harris Teeter 20,000
May 22 Nationals Cap ExxonMobil 20,000
May 23 Kids T-Shirt ExxonMobil 10,000 (12 & under)
June 6 Kids Batting Helmet Smithfield 10,000 (12 & under)
June 10 Ladies Night Hard Times Cafe
June 12 Blood Drive INOVA
June 19 Ryan Zimmerman Bobblehead / Baseball 101 for Women PNC Bank 15,000
June 20 Father's Day Travel Mug MASN 20,000
June 22 T-Shirt Tuesday 10,000
June 23 Business Professionals Day
July 2 Black Heritage Day
July 3 Replica Patriotic Cap MASN 20,000
July 9-11 Christmas in July Toy Drive
July 11 Kids Backpack Smithfield 10,000 (12 & under)
July 27 T-Shirt Tuesday Hard Times Cafe 10,000
July 29 Camp Day / Business Professionals Day
July 31 Nyjer Morgan Bobblehead PNC Bank 15,000
Aug. 13 Beer and Pitcher Cup Set Miller Lite 10,000 (21 & older)
Aug. 14-15 First Ladies Back-to-School Drive
Aug. 15 Kids Back-to-School Supply Kit Smithfield 10,000 (12 & under)
Aug. 24 T-Shirt Tuesday 10,000
Aug. 26 Ladies Night Hard Times Cafe
Aug. 28 Fans Choice Bobblehead PNC Bank 15,000
Sept. 8 Roberto Clemente Day / Business Professionals Day
Sept. 10 Hispanic Heritage Night
Sept. 12 Kids Run the Show The Washington Post
Sept. 23 Business Professionals Day
Sept. 25 Third Annual Gospel Music Fest
Sept. 26 Scout Day
Sept. 27 Team Photo / Early Bird 2011 Schedule 20,000
Sept. 28 T-Shirt Tuesday 10,000
Sept. 29 Knit Beanie / Fan Appreciation Night 20,000

Another post with poll results and my five reasons to think the Nats could be in a pennant race in 2011 coming shortly...


An Briosca Mor said...

Mark, I think you should organize a campaign to have Manny Acta as the Fan Choice bobblehead, just so we can all watch JayB's head explode.

JayB said...

Doubt many people want to return to 143 errors, second highest total in 10 years and 300 seasons of baseball...but it might make sense to you ABM....watching good baseball never has been a priority for you has it?

Let Teddy Win said...

Ah, to dream of the day when the Nationals can plan bobblehead giveaways for 3 or 4 players who:

1) are all-star candidates
2) have started their position for a full season with the Nats
3) are under contract for more than a year

Until then, we have Zimm and "Fans Choice TBD"

An Briosca Mor said...

JayB, I'll take watching today's bad baseball over endless pointless rehashing of yesterday's bad baseball any day of the week. If today's baseball turns out not to be bad, so much the better.

JayB said...

Those who do not learn from the past are doomed to repeat it ABM

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