More bobbleheads, fewer T-Shirts equals Orioles victories

The Orioles defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 11-10 in 13 innings on Tuesday night. Every Orioles win in 2010 is significant, but this one was especially so given that it was the team’s first victory on T-Shirt Tuesday.

So far in 2010 the Birds are 1-3 on T-Shirt Tuesdays, 2-1 on Bobblehead Nights, and 1-1 during 2110 Eutaw Street games.

With apologies to my stat-conscience baseball friends for the small sample size, the Orioles clearly need to give away more Bobbleheads at the ballpark. And as you’ll see in a moment, the Birds should feature Adam Jones in promotions more often.

The splits for players look like this:

-On T-Shirt Tuesdays, featured batters have gone 1-8 at the plate while featured pitchers have a blown save and no wins.
-On Bobblehead Nights, featured batters not named Nolan Reimold have gone 4-9 at the plate with a home run and 2 RBI.
-During 2110 Eutaw Street games, Nick Markakis and Adam Jones are a combined 2-14.

Adam Jones’ struggles during 2110 Eutaw Street games are inconsistent with his otherwise sterling performances on nights when he’s the featured player in a promotion. Perhaps he just hates sharing the spotlight.

Jones went 3-5 with a home run and 2 RBI on Adam Jones Mini Bobblehead Night on June 24. Meanwhile, he went 1-2 with a home run on Adam Jones T-Shirt Tuesday on April 15, 2008.

Here’s the full promotional rundown:

T-shirt Tuesdays

Matt Wieters – April 13
Rays 8 – Orioles 6
Wieters 0-4, RBI, BB

Brian Matusz – May 11
Mariners 5 – Orioles 1
Matusz (DNP)
Next start – May 15, 7 IP, 7 hits, 6 SO, 4 BB, ND (O’s lose 8 -2)

Ty Wiggington – June 22
Marlins 10 – Orioles 4
Wiggington 1-4, R, K

Jason Berken – July 20
Orioles 11 – Rays 10
Berken (BS) IP, H, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, K

Bobblehead Nightss

Nolan Reimold Mini Bobblehead – May 26 
A’s 6 – Orioles 1
Reimold (DNP, Triple-A Norfolk)

Adam Jones Mini Bobblehead – June 24
Orioles 11 – Marlins 5
Jones 3-5, HR, 2 RBI, 2 K

Matt Wieters Bobblehead – June 30
Orioles 9 – A’s 6
Wieters 1-4, K

2110 Eutaw Street

May 16
Indians 5 – Orioles 1
Markakis 0-4, K
Jones 1-4, K

June 27
Orioles 4 – Nationals 3
Markakis 0-3, BB
Jones 1-3, 2B, RBI, R

Upcoming Promotions

Aug. 5  – Nick Markakis Mini Bobblehead

Aug. 7 – Matt Wieters Kids Chest Protector Backpack

Aug. 8 – 2110 Eutaw Street

Sept. 4 – 2110 Eutaw Street



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