I’m a sucker for Giveaway Days

For some reason in my own mind, walking away from the ballpark with a free souvenir somehow justifies spending hundreds of dollars at Blue Jays game. Either that is marketing genius, or I am just a gullible fan. I’m willing to admit it’s a little bit of both.

I’m not ashamed to admit that part of the reason that I’ll be going to this Sunday’s game against the White Sox is because it’s Alex Rios bobblehead giveaway day. I already have the Alex Rios figurine that was given out last year, and frankly my desk could use another miniature version of Alex Rios to keep it company.

Giveaway days are designed to make fans feel like they are getting something more for their money. But I’m betting that these promotional giveaways are probably just stock-piled somewhere after manufacturers realized that they made way too many souvenirs. Either way, it’s nice to come home with a token of your time at the Blue Jays game.


Feel free to follow along with my in-game thoughts and comments during tomorrow’s game on my Twitter page. Also, tune in for the maiden voyage of “The Flock”: a brand new Blue Jays podcast. It starts Sunday at 4pm on BlogTalkRadio. Hopefully I’ll be able to ramble for a few minutes post game about the Blue Jays. Enjoy the long weekend!

Ian Hunter

Ian has been writing about the Toronto Blue Jays since 2007. He enjoyed the tail-end of the Roy Halladay era and vividly remembers the Alex Rodriguez "mine" incident. He'll also retell the story of Game 5 of the 2015 ALDS to his kids for the next 20 years.

2 thoughts on “I’m a sucker for Giveaway Days

  • May 16, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    If you go early and bring a camera, you can also go to the baseball zoo – I mean, Photo Day.

  • May 17, 2009 at 2:01 am

    And now a podcast? Atta boy, Ian! I’m impressed, you’re really going all out this year 🙂

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