Which Phillies giveaways will get you to the ballpark this season?
Going to Phillies games is fun, but nothing beats a good giveaway or promotion at the ballpark.
This year the Phillies have unveiled 10 of their giveaways, which includes the classic bobbleheads, towels, and t-shirts. More giveaways will be added throughout the season once players solidify themselves and their spot on the roster is set past the trade deadline.
So far there are only three Dollar Dog Nights, and like last year they end very early with the last one in May, which makes zero sense. If you’re only going to have three, which already doesn’t sound like a lot, then spread them out with one in April, July, and September.
Opening Day features a fleece Phillies headband, perfect for early spring and (hopefully) October baseball.
On opening weekend there’s the first t-shirt giveaway of the season on Saturday, April 4.
The next day there’s the Cavity Busters Kids Windbreaker of children 14 and under to finish the Brewers series.
The first bobblehead of the season, which will be given away on April 6, is currently listed as a “mystery bobblehead.” There’s already a Bryce Harper bobblehead scheduled, so Rhys Hoskins, Joe Girardi, J.T. Realmuto, or Didi Gregorius would all be good guesses.
April 17 is Jackie Robinson Salute Night, and the Phillies will be honoring the Negro League Philadelphia Stars with an Andrew McCutchen t-shirt.
Last year Harper made the Phanatic headband a popular item, so now the Phillies are following up with a Phanatic knit cap, which is basically the headband put on a green hat.
The Rockies come to town on May 3, which will be Mother’s Appreciation Day with a crossbody clutch purse fit with a Herr’s chain, because nothing says Mother’s Day like potato chips and cheap purses.
On May 17 there’s a yet to be unveiled IBEW Local 98 Zack Wheeler T-Shirt for Children 14 and under for the season opener against Atlanta.
This is my favorite giveaway of the season and I don’t believe the Phillies really publicized this one when they announced the retirement of Roy Halladay’s #34 on the 10th anniversary of his perfect game. When the Phillies redesigned the Wall of Fame, they moved all of the plaques onto a larger wall on Ashburn Alley and added statues of each retired number.
When Doc’s #34 is retired, Phillies fans will go home with a replica statue of his number.
This game against the reigning World Champion Nationals will likely be a sellout, so watch out for these on eBay if you can’t get a ticket.
Ever want to lay on Bryce Harper’s face? Well now you can with the Johnson Controls Beach Towel given to Children 14 and under on Sunday, May 31, right in time for the shore season.
The Phillies will have two long inter-division road trips in June, but they will celebrate Phanatic About Reading Day with the Phanatic’s next book and Father’s Day with an unknown giveaway (typically a hat/shirt) on June 13 and 14 in a rare home series against the Oakland Athletics.
This next one is another great giveaway and so far just the second bobblehead of the season. Sunday, June 28 will be the Toyota Bryce Harper Bobble Figurine giveaway.
It’s a nice bobblehead but I kinda wish this was modeled after Harper’s moonshot walk-off grand slam against the Cubs with a big backswing and him looking up.
It’s right there. Would have been a great giveaway, even if it was just a figurine and not a bobblehead.
The Phillies won’t play a home game for two weeks in July with a west coast trip and the All-Star break. When fans get back into The Bank they can pick up a J.T. Realmuto catcher’s bank from PECO and the annual W.B. Mason collectible truck against the Angels.
August 7-9 will be Alumni Weekend with the yet-to-be-named Wall of Fame inductee ceremony on the 8th and Alumni Day on the 9th. The list of eligible candidates typically comes out this time of year.
After that it’s “back to school” time with the Back-to-School Gym Bag presented by Fante’s Plumbing, Heating & Air for children 14 and under.
After that we get Irish and German Heritage Nights and Fan Appreciation Day to wrap up the regular season.
Hopefully those won’t be the last games of the year and there’ll be some postseason rally towels given out in October.