A new season of Cardinals baseball is like Christmas in St. Louis. Every year brings cause for celebration, and the appealing goodies offered by our home team provide the shiny wrapped packages under the tree. There is something for everyone, from bobbleheads honoring the players you know and love to an alarm clock promising the dulcet tones of Mike Shannon to wake you up in the morning.
If you're into new toys in addition to good games, here are the ten promotions to mark on the Cardinals' 2017 calendar.
Yadier Molina Bobblehead. April 8 against the Cincinnati Reds. Molina is one of the best defensive catchers in professional baseball and an essential part of the team's success. Fans will enjoy this day where they can commemorate his successes with their own bobblehead. First 30,000 fans who are sixteen and older.
Adult Replica Stephen Piscotty Road Gray Jersey. April 9 against the Cincinnati Reds. Right fielder Piscotty has made an impact in his two years as a professional player and as a member of the team. If you're a fan, this jersey is made for you. First 30,000 fans sixteen and older.
Carlos Martinez and Matt Carpenter Double Bobblehead. April 29 against the Cincinnati Reds. Take home two players for the price of one ticket. Not the actual players, though — this double bobblehead will be the closest you get. First 30,000 fans sixteen and older.
Cardinals Glass Picture Frame. Those tickets you got your mother for Mother's Day come with a bonus: a picture frame where she can hang those embarrassing photos of you. That's OK, though, it's Cardinal-themed, so it will at least look cool. May 14 against the Chicago Cubs. First 30,000 fans sixteen and older.
Replica 1976 World Series Championship Mystery Ring. May 17 against the Boston Red Sox. Fifty years ago this year, the Cardinals beat the Red Sox 4-3 for the big title, and this day will give fans the opportunity to gleefully gloat — and show off their Cardinal pride in the process. First 30,000 fans sixteen and older.
Purina Pooches in the Ballpark. May 20 against the San Francisco Giants. Those with a special ticket can bring their dog to the park for a day. Not to fear if you hate dogs; the festivities are confined to a special area. If you're part of the promotion, there is a free Cardinals-themed puppy bowl waiting for you and your lucky dog. First 30,000 fans sixteen and older.
Rawlings Kids Baseball Glove. June 11 against the Philadelphia Phillies. Kids will be playing baseball a lot more and training hard to be a pro now that they have their own Cardinals-style baseball glove. All kids fifteen and younger.
Fireworks Night. July 3 against the Miami Marlins. Those with tickets to this game will be treated to exciting baseball and, as if that's not enough, a glorious display in the night sky after the game. With the St. Louis Arch serving as the backdrop, fireworks shows do not get better than this.
Mystery Hall of Fame Manager Bobblehead. August 25 against the Tampa Bay Rays. A mystery is brewing at Busch Stadium. Get a bobblehead of a manager in the Hall of Fame; you won't know who it is until you arrive at the gate. First 30,000 fans 16 and older.
Mike Shannon Alarm Clock. August 27 against the Tampa Bay Rays. Longtime Cards' announcer Shannon may be the motivation you need to get through the day. Be ready to "get up, baby! get up!" every morning when the voice of Shannon comes home with you thanks to this one-of-a-kind alarm clock you never knew you needed. First 30,000 fans 16 and older.