Opening Day for the Los Angeles Dodgers has come and gone, and with the home opener coming up we countdown the Top 5 giveaways for the 2016 season! Plus, we announce the winner of our DodgersNation Jersey Giveaway!
The Boys in Blue are just days away from returning home and hosting their home opener. The Dodgers will host Zack Greinke the Arizona Diamondbacks on April 12th, and will also be giving away a Dodgers magnetic schedule presented by Bank of America.
Aside from the Dodgers theme games, there are some pretty great giveaways planned this season and to help you guys plan ahead we count down the Top 5 Dodgers giveaways of the 2016 season!
No. 5: Saturday, May 14th vs. St. Louis Cardinals – Replica Stadium Presented by Farmer John
- It is still unclear how big this replica is, but I’m not expecting a huge centerpiece, still it’s a pretty cool giveaway.
- The detail from the field to the jumbo trons is pretty specific. All they need is little Dodger fans in there!
- Should be a great game so make sure you buy your tickets and arrive early!
No. 4: Sunday, August 14th vs. Pittsburgh Pirates – Magic Johnson Gnome Presented by Bank of America
- When you purchase tickets you also get access to Viva Los Dodgers, which is a pregame festival held 2 hours before each Sunday home game. Viva Los Dodgers features live music, the opportunity to get players autographs and more! Admission is free if you have a paid ticket to the game! Get their early for the festival and the giveaway!
- Unfortunately, there is no picture showing the Dodgers rendition of Magic Johnson as a garden gnome yet. However, keep in mind Magic Johnson is about 6’9. How they will condense that into gnome anatomy should be pretty interesting!
- This isn’t the first gnome giveaway. Last season the Dodgers gave out a Tommy Lasorda inspired garden gnome.
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) February 11, 2015
No. 3: Wednesday, May 11th vs. New York Mets – Dave Roberts Bobbblehead Presented by State Farm
- Manager Dave Roberts has a long resume having coached and played for six organizations.
- Still despite an impressive resume I believe no major league team has given away a bobblehead in his honor, then came the Dodgers.
- He has the standard manager pose in his bobblehead, but who knows may be a collectible one day so make sure you get your tickets.
- This is the first of 10 bobblehead giveaways the Dodgers will be doing this season.
No. 2: Saturday, April 30th vs San Diego Padres – Justin Turner Chia Pet Presented by Cedars-Sinai
- A Chia Pet created in honor of the Red Dream, need I say more?
- Chia Pets are awesome just imagine having this beauty on your desk or window sill:
.@redturn raked today. We think he's earned a spot on your desk.
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) March 22, 2016
- Turner seems to be excited about it, but it was Dodgers pitcher Chris Hatcher who created the early buzz:
Justin Turner then responded:
Followed by Hatcher tweeting back:
Turner’s follow-up tweet created an interesting opportunity:
And to make things interesting Hatcher replied:
- So April 30th mark your calendars, buy your tickets, a Turner Chia Pet and the possibility of Turner dyeing his beard green or Hatcher winning $100.
No. 1: Friday, April 15th vs. San Francisco Giants – Adult Replica Jackie Robinson Jersey Presented by Bank of America
- The Dodgers will once again honor the great Jackie Robinson and giveaway a replica Robinson jersey again.
- In case you forgot the Dodger news announced last year they plan to unveil a Jackie Robinson statue at Dodgers Stadium.
- Jackie Robinson’s statue will be the first statue at the stadium, but details of when it will be unveiled are still to be determined.
- Still, whenever the ceremony is it the statue is said to be around 9 to 10 feet tall. So make sure you buy tickets and get your free jersey so you are prepared to honor the great legend No. 42.
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) April 1, 2015
To see the full list of all the giveaways visit the Dodgers website. Also, let us know what you think of our list and what giveaways are you looking to snag up!
The Dodgers aren’t the only one with awesome giveaways. Here at DodgersNation we’re doing a giveaway every Friday!
This week we offered fans the chance to win a Dodgers jersey or customized jersey brought to you by our sponsors CollectSuperProducts.com, and with over 1,000 entries we finally have a winner.
The winner is: Luke Ciszczon
Congratulations Luke! Make sure you contact us within 48 hours to collect your prize. Let us know your jersey size and if you would want this jersey customized or a specific players jersey. Thank you to everyone who participated, and if you didn’t win don’t worry we will have another jersey giveaway very, very soon!
Make sure you watch us on DodgersNation-TV on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and check with us for our giveaway announcements on Friday.
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