St. Petersburg, Florida -- The Tampa Bay Rays return home Friday, April 19 to begin a six-game homestand against the Oakland Athletics and New York Yankees -- and will have three unique giveaways for fans.
On Saturday, April 20, the first 15,000 fans will receive a free MLB Network drawstring bag presented by Bright House Networks.
On Sunday, April 21, kids 14 and under will receive a bobblehead version of Rays lefthander David Price's famous dog, Astro. This giveaway, presented by DEX Imaging, will be available upon entry while supplies last.
Fans can also watch 10 News Friday morning at 6 a.m. for a chance to win four tickets to Sunday's game against the Oakland Athletics.
Coinciding with the Astro Bobblehead, Sunday's 1:40 p.m. game will also be the Rays first of three Bark in the Park games this season.
To close out the homestand on Wednesday, April 24, the first 10,000 fans will receive a Joe Maddon Gnome presented by Sun Sports.
Hundreds of dogs will be on-hand-with their owners-in the sold-out tbt* Party Deck. Tampa Bay Times Family Fun Day activities will also go on throughout the day.
The Rays open their three-game series against the Yankees on Monday, April 22, in conjunction with an Earth Day celebration.
Fans can purchase a discounted Earth Day seat in the Press Level Reserved and receive a Tampa Bay Watch/Rays hat for $35 (a $56 value). Proceeds of each Earth Day ticket will benefit the "Break A Bat, Plant A Ball" program. Tickets can be purchased through the Rays special events ticket page.
Also on Monday, reigning Cy Young Award winner Price will be presented with his 2012 Players Choice American League Outstanding Pitcher Award. This is Price's second Players Choice Award after claiming the same honor in 2010.
TICKETS: Tickets for Rays 2013 regular season home games are available at all Ticketmaster outlets, the Rays Tampa Store (400 N. Tampa St.) and the Gate 1 Tropicana Field Box Office, as well as over the phone at 888-FAN-RAYS and 1-800-745-3000, or online at raysbaseball.com.
GATES OPEN: Monday through Thursday 1½ hours prior to game time; Friday through Sunday two hours prior to game time. Fans who have purchased tickets to the Bark in the Park event must enter through Gate 6 with their dogs.
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