Cool Promotions for Cold Postseason Baseball
Today officially marks the beginning of fall, but that doesn't mean that the boys of summer are gone (we're talking about baseball, not quoting Don Henley). While a lot of teams in northern cities are vying for a spot in the playoffs, their fans will need a way to stay warm at the park during the fall postseason. Here are some of the items that teams are giving away to help fans stay toasty in September and October.
1. FLEECE BLANKETS
The New York Mets are currently atop the NL East, so fans in the Big Apple are looking forward to October games at Citi Field. For those devoted fans, the Mets are giving away fleece blankets to the first 15,000 fans on Oct. 3, when the Mets take on division rivals the Washington Nationals.
2. KNIT HATS
Mom always told us to put on a hat when we went out in the cold. And, unfortunately, baseball caps don't do much to keep us warm. Luckily, a few Major League teams have us covered with knit cap giveaways.
The Milwaukee Brewers are helping fans brace for the chilly Wisconsin weather with a retro knit cap, which they'll distribute to all fans on Oct. 4 when the Brewers face off against the Chicago Cubs.
Next door in Minnesota, the Twins have three consecutive cap giveaways, scheduled for Oct 2., Oct 3., and Oct. 4. The Oct. 4 giveaway is part of "Kids Appreciation Day," and features a knit hat modeled after the Twins' mascot, T.C.
Finally, on Oct. 3, the Baltimore Orioles will give away 20,000 O's knit bomber hats, when they host the New York Yankees.
Up north in Canada, Toronto Blue Jays fans are celebrating their team's probable journey into the postseason. And even though their stadium features a retractable roof, Canada gets a little chilly. The first 20,000 fans to show up on Sept. 27 will walk away with a Blue Jays zipper hoodie.
The Washington Nationals' stadium is located just off the Anacostia River, so fans will have that extra bit of chill to deal with as the temperatures drop in D.C. Luckily, when the Nats play the Phillies on Sept. 27, the first 25,000 fans can keep their hands warm with Nationals gloves. These fleece gloves will no doubt be warmer than a baseball glove, which also only covers one hand.