Following up on last year’s pirate bobblehead in the minors, the Orioles are going full gnome with Manny Machado.
Manager Buck Showalter got the gnome treatment last year, but this year the Orioles turn to a star player to test if the (admittedly awesome) giveaway gimmick has staying power.
The garden gnomes are available for one night only on July 9, when the O’s play the Los Angeles Angels.
Baseball is a long season with seemingly as many giveaways and theme nights as home games. But the team’s PR department clearly circled this date.
The gnome has a GIF:
— Baltimore Orioles (@Orioles) June 26, 2016
The gnome goes with the team on roadtrips:
— Baltimore Orioles (@Orioles) June 27, 2016
The gnome even has its own legend:
— Baltimore Orioles (@Orioles) June 23, 2016
And now he has a friend:
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