The Bowie Baysox play the first home game of the season at Prince George’s Stadium Thursday, April 5, against the Harrisburg Senators at 7:05 p.m. To celebrate the home opener, the Baysox are giving away magnet schedules and opening the gates at 5 p.m. for a special Happy Hour event.
Baysox Director of Marketing Brandan Kaiser is excited for another Opening Day. “This year, we are really kicking off the 20th season in style,” Kaiser said. “We will have live music partnered with a special Happy Hour in the Bud Light Picnic Pavilion and we are also welcoming the outstanding athletes of the Crofton Athletic Council who will help us start a new season.”
Fans will be able to enter the stadium at the special time of 5:00 p.m. to enjoy Happy Hour and, while there, they will be able to enjoy musician Terry Glaze in the Bud Light Picnic Pavilion. Glaze is a singer and song-writer who has performed nationally and has previously been the lead singer for national recording artists Pantera and Lord Tracy. As they enter the stadium gates, the first 5,000 fans receive a free Baysox 2012 schedule magnet.
At approximately 6:45 p.m. the Baysox will introduce the entire Senators roster. After Harrisburg’s introductions, Bowie will introduce the entire Baysox roster, including the coaching staff.
When the Baysox take the field, they will be greeted by members of the Crofton Athletic Council Cardinals. The older players in the league form a tunnel for the Baysox as each player is introduced. T-ball players and younger Cardinals welcome players from behind home plate and kick off the season by yelling “Play Ball,” after the national anthem.
After the introductions are finished, the Baysox will present a color guard and Washington, D.C. area musician Eric Scott performs “The Star-Spangled Banner.” As a touring bassist and vocalist, Scott has traveled across the world and released several critically acclaimed albums. The Washington Area Music Association recently awarded Scott two 2011 Wammies, marking the sixth and seventh awards he has received.
Baysox single game tickets go on sale Saturday, March 24 at 10 a.m. during the team’s annual Free Family Funfest at Prince George’s Stadium. For more information, fans can visit www.baysox.com or call (301) 805-6000.
Opening Night is first game of a seven-game home stand at the stadium. The home stand features Dr. Seuss Tribute Night Friday, April 6, the Kid’s Capital Spring Fling, featuring the Spring Egg Hunt Saturday, April 7, Mutt Monday, April 9, Tailgate Tuesday, April 10 and a day game starting at 11:05 a.m. Wednesday, April 11.
Baysox Baseball – We’ll Knock Your ‘Sox Off. The Baysox open their 20th season at Prince George’s Stadium Thursday, April 5 against the Harrisburg Senators at 7:05 p.m. To keep up with Baysox news during the offseason, follow the Baysox on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BowieBaysox or visit www.baysox.com.