Manny Machado garden gnomeI sure hope you don’t have any plans on Sunday August 18. If you do, throw them out the window and head over to Prince George’s Stadium at 6 PM for Manny Machado Garden Gnome night at the Baysox game.

Has there been a cooler giveaway this season?

The Bowie Baysox announce today the Manny Machado Garden Gnome Giveaway presented by Miss Utility Sunday, Aug. 18 at 6:05 p.m. as the Baysox take on the Richmond Flying Squirrels at Prince George’s Stadium. The first 1,000 fans ages 13 and up will receive the garden gnome collectible of the former Baysox shortstop and current Orioles All-Star third baseman.

The Rays have done two Joe Maddon Garden Gnome nights in Tampa Bay and are 2-0 when handing fans those frightening figures. Hopefully Machado brings good luck to the Birds.

I also feel like I should include a joke about the gnome’s ears in this blogpost, but I’m not clever enough to weave it in.