Although I would really like to see the Los Angeles Dodgers offer a few free home games, as a gesture to the fans to make up for the two years of unpleasantness we've suffered under the reign of former owner Frank McCourt, the team hasn't yet taken my suggestion.
The Dodgers do offer some cool promotions and giveaways for the fans. Here's a look at what's on the Dodgers promotional calendar for May:
May 11, May 18 and May 25 - Fireworks
After this (and every) Friday night game, fans at Dodger Stadium will be treated to a fireworks show.
May 13 - Mother's Day Tote Bag
What better way to spend Mother's Day than at Dodger Stadium with mom. Bring her and she'll get a free tote bag, sponsored by Murad Skincare.
May 15 - Orel Hershiser Bobblehead
In this Tuesday night game against the Diamondbacks, fans will get an Orel Hershiser bobblehead, the second Dodgers' bobblehead of the season. The team will release ten bobbleheads this season, all featuring Dodger greats. The Orel Hershiser bobblehead is sponsored by Coca-Cola.
May 19 - Dodger Stadium 50th Anniversary FanFest
The Dodgers FanFest presented by State Farm is a big event and has fun activities for the whole family, like a baseball carnival. The event will be held at Dodger Stadium Lot 6 and starts at noon. Dodger players, past and present will be on-hand for autographs along with rides and baseball-related games of skill.
May 20 - Kids Power Necklace
Fans attending this game against the Cardinals will get a power necklace, in this promotion sponsored by Wetzel's Pretzels.
May 26 - Natural Balance Bark in the Park
This is one of the coolest events the Dodgers have all season. Dodger fans can bring their dogs to the game, and the team has a special dog section in the stands, complete with dog food and water. Then, after the game, canine Dodger fans (and their owners) get to walk around on the field.
May 27 - Kids Run the Bases
This is another great promotion, I think anything that gets you on the field at Dodger Stadium is a good thing. Kids under 14 can sign up to be able to run the bases on the field at Dodger Stadium after the game.
May 28 - $1 Dodger Dogs
For fans who love Dodger Dogs, this promotion sponsored by Dodger Dog maker Farmer John will feature them for $1. The game is against the Brewers.
May 29 - Steve Garvey, Davey Lopes, Bill Russell, Ron Cey group Bobblehead
Fans attending this game against the Brewers will get Bobblehead #3: "The Infield," sponsored by State Farm. This bobblehead features four of the greatest Dodgers ever, Steve Garvey, Davey Lopes, Bill Russell and Ron Cey.
Freddy Sherman grew up in Philadelphia, which didn't make being a Los Angeles Dodgers fan easy. He has lived in Los Angeles for twenty years, now able to follow the Dodgers openly and attends games frequently. You can follow him on Twitter -@thefredsherman.
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