Avast Ye! The Bowie Baysox have announced the “Captain Manny” Machado Bobblehead Giveaway on Pirates & Ninjas Day Sunday, Aug. 9 at 2:05 p.m. as the Baysox take on the New Hampshire Fisher Cats at Prince George’s Stadium. The first 1,000 landlubbers ages 13 and up will receive the bobbling pirate-themed rendition of the former Baysox shortstop and current Orioles third baseman.
“Matey’s, you won’t want to miss this giveaway,” said Ashley Nalley, Baysox Assistant Director of Ticket Sales and resident pirate enthusiast. “Captain Manny has finished his grog and is ready for another adventure at Prince George’s Stadium. Fans can follow him around the seven seas to find the loot or otherwise may walk the plank.”
Leading up to Pirates & Ninjas Day, the Baysox will also be holding a “Captain Manny Scaveng-ARR hunt. Starting Friday, July 31, the Baysox will post a clue on Twitter each day at high tide (10:13 a.m.) that will lead fans to a local port of business. The first person to arrive at that day’s location (during regular business hours) and say “Land Ho Machado” will receive a prize package that includes free tickets to the game Aug. 9 and a random bobblehead. Each prize winner will also receive a clue to the location of a “Captain Manny” Bobblehead that will be hidden in the stadium the day of the giveaway.
The Orioles 2010 first round draft pick, Machado appeared in 109 games with the Baysox in 2012, hitting .266 with 26 doubles, 11 home runs and 59 RBI. He was promoted directly from Bowie to the Orioles where he made his Major League debut August 9, 2012. Machado won Gold Glove honors as the top third baseman in the American League and Platinum Glove honors as the top overall defensive player in the American League following the 2013 season.
Machado has also been depicted as a garden gnome and as the holiday-themed “Manny Claus” in recent years. The miniature Machado collectible is dressed up like a pirate complete with a skull cap, long hair and pirate garb. Captain Machado is holding a sword and standing among seashells. A photo of the Captain Manny bobblehead is attached.
Fans are encouraged to dress as their favorite buccaneer or ninja character and will also have the opportunity to meet the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Captain Jack Sparrow on the concourse during the game. Members of Louie’s Kids Club can also purchase a special ticket package for Sunday’s game that includes free access to the Kids Park from 12:30 – 1:00 p.m. and discounted reserved seat tickets. Visit www.baysoxshop.com for more information.
Baysox Baseball – We’ll Knock Your ‘Sox Off. The Baysox 2015 season, their 23rd as the class Double-A Affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles, is underway at Prince George’s Stadium. Come see some of the top Orioles prospects play here first. To keep up with Baysox news during the season, visit baysox.com.