Promo Year In Review Part One: The Giveaways


Throughout the season, I wrote over 100 blog posts, 22 “Promotion Preview” columns, and sundry articles commemorating notable promotions taking place across Minor League Baseball.

Now it’s time to make sense of all that madness, and I need your help.

Starting today (Tuesday), and continuing on throughout the remainder of the week, I’ll be providing my top six promotions of the year in each of four categories: Giveaways, Theme Nights, Celebrity Appearances, and Miscellaneous Events.

The point of sharing these lists is not just to reminisce on the season that was, but for YOU to let me know what I’m missing. Yes, YOU. Whether you’re a fan, team employee, or covert operative existing in a shady nether region between the two entities, I want to hear from YOU.

Two promotions will be added to each list based on your input, setting the stage for next week’s series of “Promotion of the Year” polls on Apathy is tantamount to treason, so rack your brain and get in touch today.

Today we’ll take a brief look at some of the season’s top giveaways, with links to how the items were originally covered in this blog and My six nominees, in alphabetical order:

Brooklyn Cyclones — Ike Davis Bobble Legs


Charleston RiverDogs Chia Head of groundskeeper Mike Williams


Iowa Cubs — Player To Be Named Later Bobblehead


Lake County Captains — Skipper Leg Lamp


Orem Owlz — Torii Hunter Bobble Arm


Portland Beavers — Viewmaster (with 10 slides featuring Beavers baseball and local military units)


So what am I missing? Let me know YOUR favorite Minor League Giveaway item of the year. I’ll be soliciting emails, tweets, comments, and telegrams throughout the remainder of the week. Silence is deadly, so speak up.


the torii bobblearm is the bomb!

Its gotta be the lamp. It has to be.

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