SALISBURY, Md.- The class "A" affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles, the Delmarva Shorebirds, have announced their 2013 season giveaway schedule.
Here is a list of the giveaways with the company that is sponsoring the giveaway in parenthesis:
April 4, at 7:05 p.m. will mark the start of the season as well as the start of the giveaways. On opening night, the first 5,000 fans will receive the Shorebirds 2013 magnet schedule that will include every game as well as feature 2012 Shorebirds' player Nicky Delmonico.
The next night, Friday, April 5, when the Shorebirds take on the Hagerstown Suns, the first 1,000 fans will receive a Shorebirds poster curtsy of Pepsi. The poster will feature former Shorebirds who are currently in the big leagues such as, Nick Markakis, Brian Roberts, and Manny Machado.
The next giveaway will take place on April 19, when the Shorebirds will take on Greensboro at 7:05 p.m. The first 1,000 fans in attendance will receive a finished puzzle that will feature past players such as LJ Hoes, Xavier Avery, Manny Machado, Gylnn Davis, John Ruettiger as well as other players.
On April 21, the first 500 fans that come to the stadium will receive a Shorebirds logo baseball. The Shorebirds players and coaches will be made available to fans after the game for an autograph session.
If you are a Manny Machado fan, be sure to come to the stadium on May 3, when the Shorebirds will giveaway his replica jersey. The jersey is a black alternate Shorebirds jersey with "Machado" on the back along with his number 21. Along with his name and number, his 2011 season numbers with the Shorebirds will be listed under the number,
Hats will be given away May 16, June 20, July 18 and Aug. 15. The first 500 fans will receive an adjustable hat.
A free ticket to the Delaware State Fair will be given out to the first 1,000 who come to the game on June 21. Also, after each half inning, one lucky fan will receive two free tickets to one of the concerts at the fair. When the game comes to an end, one grand prize winner will receive two tickets to every concert put on at the state fair.
Be sure to come to the stadium on June 22, when a team photo of the Shorebirds will be given away.
On July 19, the first 1,000 fans will receive a drawstring bag good for school, the beach, the gym or anything else you can think of.
The most anticipated giveaway will be on Aug. 2 when the first 1,000 fans will receive a Dylan Bundy Bobblehead. Dylan made eight starts for the Shorebirds in 2012, posting a record of 1-0 without giving up a single earned run in 30 innings pitched.
"I'm really excited about our giveaways this year because we're bringing back our staples from years past and also have some brand new giveaways that I'm sure fans will love!" said Shorebirds general manager Chris Bitters. Remember to be early at the gates on our giveaway nights to make sure you receive them!"