Don’t be alarmed — the images above are not from The Wizard of Oz nor Nacho Libre. Those are actual promotional giveaways the Angels plan to hand out this season.
On January 6th, I read about the Angels’ plans to give away these unique products in Jimmy Traina’s SI Hot Clicks. Back when I first found out about the giveaways, we didn’t have pictures, but now we do. And aren’t you glad we know what the lucky fans in Anaheim will be taking home this season? I sure am. Heck, I’m about to buy tickets to snag one of those bow-tied Teddy Grahams as we speak. And if you thought the sweet giveaways ended there, you were wrong. Here are the three best and unique giveaways the Angels have this year, plus many more:
+ Wrestling Mask May 10th vs. White Sox (pictured)
+ Angels Rally Monkey Chia Pet Aug. 23rd vs. White Sox (pictured)
+ Angels Gumball Machine Sept. 24th vs. A’s
They also have a messenger bag giveaway, a kids troll, a Mothers Day sun hat giveaway, three bobblehead giveaways, and your standard blanket, hat, and calendar giveaways.
Though the Angels certainly have stepped up their promotional game, they’re not the only club putting out some unique products this season. FOXSports.com actually put together a slideshow of the best MLB giveaways this season and I highly encourage you to check it out.
Out of their list, the two giveaways I found most interesting were the Rays’ Joe Maddon coin bank giveaway on May 1st, and the Giants’ skateboard deck giveaway Sunday June 12th against the Reds. You can see pictures of those bad boys below:
Milwaukee’s John Axford bobblehead complete with his handlebar mustache was sweet, though if he keeps giving up leads like he did Opening Day, his giveaway won’t be too well received by the fans. For the entire list of the best giveaways this season, check out FOXSports.com’s list.Google+