Breaking Down the Blue Jays 2018 Promotional Schedule!
The Blue Jays have just released their promo schedule for the 2018 season, and trust me when I say it is the best one I’ve seen from them in a while. The Jays have a lineup of fun themed days, as well as some creative mid-week and weekend giveaways. Pride Day, Star Wars Day, and a Justin Smoak Bobblehead giveaway are just some of the best giveaways from this years schedule!
In March, the Blue Jays have a fun Honda Home Opening Weekend lined up for us! This year, the Blue Jays will be starting the season at home on March 29 against the New York Yankees. On Opening Day, the Jays will be giving away a T-Shirt and a 2018 Magnet Schedule (fun fact: this is my personal favourite item that the Jays giveaway annually!). On Saturday (just two days after opening day), the Blue Jays will be giving away a Justin Smoak bobblehead presented by Honda. Smoak was the most surprising player that the Blue Jays had next season (and certainly was one of the most surprising players in all of baseball), so it only made sense that they honoured him with a bobblehead!
In April, the Blue Jays will be honouring the Blue Jays 1992-1993 Back-to-Back World Series titles with a Sweatshirt giveaway on the 18th. I can’t wait to see what they will look like! They will also be holding their annual “Country Day” celebrations on April 28th, featuring a Blue Jays-themed Plaid Raglan giveaway. Like last season, the Blue Jays will be continuing with “Thursday Night in the 6IX” presented by TD Canada. The first “Thursday Night in the 6IX” giveaway will be on April 26, and the Jays + TD will be giving away a “Bringer of Rain” (Josh Donaldson) T-Shirt.
In May, the Jays will be holding their second and third “Thursday Night in the 6IX“, giving away two more t-shirts, but the theme/player highlighted on the t-shirts have yet to be announced. For Mothers Day, the Jays will be giving away a Kevin Pillar Caped Replica Jersey. Pillar was a great player to feature for Mothers Day, as his wife just recently gave birth to their first baby, Kobie Ray Pillar! The Jays will be having their first “Jr. Jays Saturdays Weekend” presented by Boston Pizza, and will be giving away a “Lets Go Blue Jays” Bath Towel! Jr. Jays celebrations will now be occurring every Sunday, rather than every Saturday like in previous seasons. On May 24, the Blue Jays will be playing at 12:37 pm, against the Los Angeles Angels. This will be their first “School Day” of the season, and they will be giving away Blue Jays themed Sunglasses!
In June, the Blue Jays will be giving away their first mid-week bobblehead of the season, featuring Marcus Stroman and his “Shimmy Wobble” (see the gif below!). The Blue Jays will also be holding their first Pride Night presented by TD on June 8th and will be giving away a special Blue Jays Pride Hat. It is so nice to see the Blue Jays add this to their promo schedule! On June 19, MLB Network will be giving away reusable bags.
In July, the Blue Jays will be having a fun week of giveaways, taking place on July 1- July 6. The Blue Jays will be celebrating Canada Day presented by Honda, by holding their annual celebrations, as well as giving away a hat. On July 2, the Blue Jays will be giving away their 2nd mid-week bobblehead, featuring J.A. Happ. On the Friday of that same week, the Blue Jays will be giving away Jays themed Bucket Hats, while holding an event called “Margaritaville at the Ballpark“!
In August, the Blue Jays will be giving away an Aaron Sanchez Replica Jersey on the 8th, as well as a Blue Jays Replica Batting Helmet on the 25th. The most exciting giveaway in August will be a triple bobblehead, celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Blue Jays 1992-1993 Back-to-Back World Series titles. The players on the bobblehead will be Roberto Alomar, Paul Molitor, and John Olerud. This will be given away on August 11th.
In September, the Blue Jays will be having “Star Wars” day and will be giving away a Blue Jays-themed R2D2OQUE, presented by Sonnet Home and Auto Insurance. They will also be holding a Jr. Jays Back to School Day presented by Boston Pizza on September 9th, featuring an exciting new giveaway… a Buck Martinez “GET UP!” Alarm Clock! I for one hope that this giveaway will be for everyone and not just for children under 14! The final giveaway will be on September 22, during the Blue Jays annual Fan Appreciation Weekend. They will be giving away Convertible Mittens, perfect for a Canadian winter!
And those are all of your Toronto Blue Jays 2018 Promotional Events and Giveaways! Which one is your favourite? Let me know on Twitter! Thanks for reading!