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Trash Pandas to host Barons in six-game series at Toyota Field next week

MADISON – The Rocket City Trash Pandas are back home on May 16 to begin their longest homestand of the season, a 12-game homestand spanning two weeks from May 16-28. The first half of the homestand features the debut of a new weekly promotion, returning favorites, as well as an opportunity for fans to meet the team along with giveaways and a pair of fireworks spectaculars.

The six-game series from Tuesday, May 16 through Sunday, May 22 will see the Trash Pandas battle their Alabama rivals, the Birmingham Barons, Double-A affiliate of the Chicago White Sox. Last season, the Trash Pandas won the season series over the Barons 20 games to 10, including 10 of 15 at Toyota Field.

Josh Caray will be on the call for all home games for 103.9 FM THE UMP and 730 AM SportsRadio. The games will also be televised locally on WAAY-31.6, This TV. Check listings for additional cable carriers. Bryan Neece will join Josh Caray in the booth on Friday and Saturday night.

Tuesday, May 16 – Trash Pandas vs. Birmingham Barons

  • Gates Open: All gates will open at 5:30 p.m. Trustmark VIP Gates open at 5 p.m. First pitch is set for 6:35 p.m.
  • Bryce Teodosio Inside The Park Home Run Bobblehead: Commemorating the most iconic home run in Trash Pandas history, this bobblehead will be given to 1,500 adults ages 18 and up, presented by SportsMED.
  • Martial Arts Night: Before the game, local martial arts groups will be performing on the field as the Trash Pandas celebrate the martial arts community.
  • Ladies Night: The first night of the homestand is Ladies Night, presented by Reeds Jewelers. All fans in attendance will have the opportunity to win great prizes and enjoy $5 wine specials throughout the night.

Wednesday, May 17 – Trash Pandas vs. Birmingham Barons

  • Gates Open: All gates will open at 5:30 p.m. Trustmark VIP Gates open at 5 p.m. First pitch is set for 6:35 p.m.
  • Tito’s Dog Day: Fans can bring their furry friends to Toyota Field and sit with them on the Budweiser Berm. A $1 donation per dog is requested, benefitting Friends of Rescue, Inc. At the Bullpen Bar, fans can purchase a pup cup for $3, a great treat of whipped cream for dogs to enjoy throughout the game.
  • Wheels Up Wednesday: During Wednesday’s game, fans can enter to win a $250 flight voucher from Breeze Airways as part of Wheels Up Wednesday, presented by Breeze Airways. The winner will be announced during the game.

Thursday, May 18 – Trash Pandas vs. Birmingham Barons

  • Gates Open: All gates will open at 5:00 p.m. Trustmark VIP Gates open at 4:30 First pitch is at 6:35 p.m.
  • Team Photo Giveaway & Autograph Session: 4,000 fans of all ages will receive a 2023 Trash Pandas team photo upon entry to the ballpark. From 5-5:45 p.m., select Trash Pandas players will be signing autographs at tables on the concourse, subject to availability. This is the perfect opportunity to get your team photo signed before the game!

Friday, May 19 – Trash Pandas vs. Birmingham Barons

  • Gates Open: All gates will open at 5:30 p.m. Trustmark VIP Gates open at 5 p.m. First pitch is at 6:35 p.m.
  • Friday Night Fireworks: Following the game, a stunning fireworks show will light up the sky above Toyota Field, presented by the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.
  • Scout Night: The Trash Pandas will be honoring local scouts throughout the night with a pre-game parade, a special oath ceremony before the game, and a post-game scout sleepover in the outfield.
  • Halo Blue Uniforms: On Friday nights, the Trash Pandas will be wearing their New Halo Blue uniforms, which honor both the Trash Pandas’ parent club, the Los Angeles Angels, and the local aerospace community.

Saturday, May 20 – Trash Pandas vs. Birmingham Barons

  • Gates Open: All gates will open at 5:30 p.m. Trustmark VIP Gates open at 5 p.m. First pitch is at 6:35 p.m.
  • Armed Forces Night: Throughout the game, the Trash Pandas will be celebrating the local armed forces community.
  • Armed Forces Jersey Auction: The Trash Pandas will be wearing specialty Armed Forces themed jerseys for Saturday’s game. Fans can bid on game worn, autographed jerseys from the Trash Pandas throughout the game by texting ‘armedforces’ to 76278 and by visiting armedforces.givesmart.com. The jersey auction will begin at 4 p.m. and conclude at the end of the seventh inning. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Rocket City Trash Pandas Foundation and First Stop. Additionally, a team-signed jersey will be available in a raffle for fans in attendance on May 4. Raffle tickets are three for $5, seven for $10, and 20 for $20.
  • Saturday Night Fireworks: After the game, a fireworks show will amaze fans of all ages, presented by Crumbley-Blackwell-Price Attorneys.

Sunday, May 21 – Trash Pandas vs. Birmingham Barons

  • Gates Open: All gates will open at 1:30 p.m. Trustmark VIP Gates open at 1 p.m. First pitch is at 2:35 p.m.
  • Sprocket Bank Giveaway: Save your money with a limited-edition Sprocket Bank. 1,000 children ages 17 and under will receive a free Sprocket Bank upon arrival, presented by Crestwood.
  • Kids Run The Bases: All kids are invited to run the bases after the game. Be sure to listen for an in-stadium announcement prompting those interested to line up at the designated location.

More information can be found at www.trashpandasbaseball.com

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