Before the season started the Arizona Diamondbacks announced their promotional schedule. This is always a big thing around our house as it usually determines which games each of my kids choose to attend. It never ceases to amaze me that free stuff given away at the gates will actually factor into whether you go to a baseball game or not. I just figured that you always go to the game and the free stuff was just a bonus. Looking around the stands though that is obviously not the case. On days of cool giveaways there are always larger crowds. There are times where the giveaways just jump off the page with all the subtlety of a Las Vegas neon sign. Bobble head dolls are one of those items that just demand you go to the game. Sometimes these great giveaways have a hidden cost that you don’t realize until you get to the game. This was one of those nights.

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