Bobbleheads, Gumby, Longoria duck highlight Rays’ 2015 giveaways
Picture Evan Longoria as a rubber duck. Or Alex Cobb as Gumby.
How about visualizing Kevin Kiermaier as an action figure? Or Chris Archer as a bobblehead?
All those and more will come fans’ way at Tropicana Field during the 2015 Tampa Bay Rays season, as announced Thursday with the release of the team’s promotional schedule.
Three Fridays will feature giveaways for women, including a Rays cowboy hat on June 26 against the Boston Red Sox. Saturday promotional items include the Cobb Gumby (April 18 vs. New York Yankees), the Archer bobblehead (April 25 vs. Toronto Blue Jays), a Longoria Walk-Up bobblehead (May 9 vs. Texas Rangers) and a Kiermaier "Outlaw" action figure (Aug. 29 vs. Kansas City Royals).
Sunday home games will feature Sunday Fun Day perks such as free parking for cars with at least four passengers, plus a variety of kids activities. Meanwhile, concourse activities for kids ages 14 and younger will be complimentary for the third consecutive year.
Kids promotional items to be given on Sundays include the Longoria rubber duck (April 19 vs. Yankees), Desmond Jennings batting gloves (April 26 vs. Blue Jays), a Rays Etch A Sketch (June 14 vs. Chicago White Sox) and a Rays retro tin lunch box (June 28 vs. Red Sox). Except for a Mother’s Day Shared Moments picture frame to be given on May 10 against the Rangers, all Sunday giveaways are for kids ages 14 and younger, while supplies last.
In addition, the Rays announced that single-game tickets for regular-season home contests will go on sale starting at 10 a.m. Feb. 28 on RaysBaseball.com.