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    We're in the peak of baseball season -- so it's time to check out all the freebies, specials and promotions offered at Nationals Park and Camden Yards this summer.

    There are plenty of opportunities to catch a game; the teams play at home about two weeks of each month this summer. Read on for info on home games and highlights up to Labor Day:

    THE WASHINGTON NATIONALS

    Nats Park, 1500 S Capitol St. SE

    Every Sunday home game, you can get autographs from two pre-selected players. You must have a free voucher, which are distributed on a first come, first serve basis at Sections 109 and 140 when the gates open on game day. Also, kids ages 4-12 can go down to the field and run the bases after the game.

     

    JULY:

    Home Games: 

    • San Francisco Giants, July 3-5
    • Cincinnati Reds, July 6-8
    • Los Angeles Dodgers, July 17-19
    • New York Mets, July 20-22

    Promotions: 

    • Freedom Fireworks, July 3
      • Celebrate the Fourth of July a day early with fireworks after the game.  
    • Independence Day Celebration, July 4
    • Free Stephen Strasburg Bobblehead for the first 25,000 fans, July 5
    • $1 Ice Cream, July 6
    • Free 10-Year Lapel Pin for the first 10,000 fans, July 7
    • Boy and Girl Scout Day July 18
      • Scout groups from around the region are invited to Nationals Park for this special event day. Boy and Girl Scouts, Brownies, Daisies, Cub Scouts, Eagle Scouts and other youth scout groups are welcome.
    • Star Wars Day, July 19
    • U.S. Marine Corps Day, July 21
      • Show your love and support for our nation's Marines with a pregame ceremony. The Nationals dedicate one game to each of the five branches of the military and strive to highlight the individuals and ideals unique to each branch.
    • Summer Camp Day, July 22
      • The annual summer camp celebration is back as participating summer camps from the DMV area are invited to spend the afternoon at Nationals Park.
    • Business Professional Day, July 25
      • The perfect opportunity to leave work while the sun is out and get a special discount on the game.

    AUGUST

    Home Games: 

    • Arizona Diamondbacks, Aug. 3-6
    • Colorado Rockies, Aug. 7-9
    • Milwaukee Brewers, Aug. 21-23
    • San Diego Padres, Aug. 25-27
    • Miami Marlins, Aug. 28-30

    Promotions

    • $1 Hot Dogs, Aug. 3
    • Free replica 2005 ticket for the first 10,000 fans, Aug. 4
    • Free Jayson Werth Chia Pet for the first 20,000 fans, Aug. 5
    • U.S. Coast Guard Day, Aug. 6
      • description above relating to U.S. Marine Corps Day
    • Business Professional Day, Aug. 6
      • The perfect opportunity to leave work while the sun is out and get a special discount on the game.
    • Freedom Fireworks, Aug. 7
    • Harris Teeter Food Drive, Aug. 8-9
      • Anyone who donates at least three non-perishable food items will receive two tickets to a Nationals home game. Donations will be accepted outside the Center Field Gate and will benefit the Capital Area Food Bank. 
    • Free Miller Lite Cap to the first 15,000 fans, only for ages 21 and up, Aug. 21
    • Free Anthony Rendon Garden Gnome for the first 25,000 fans, Aug. 25
    • $1 Ice Cream, Aug. 26
    • Pet Day, Aug. 27 
      • The Nationals players are bringing their pets to the game for good luck and help to support the Washington Humane Society. Purchase tickets online for a complimentary Nationals Player Pet Calendar.
    • '80s Night, Aug. 29 
      • Nationals Park is going back in time to the '80s and is inviting you along for the trip. Buy tickets online and get a free Nationals Rubik's Cube.
    • Free Jayson Werth Bobblehead for the first 25,000 fans, Aug. 30
    • School Supply Drive, Aug. 30
      • Help D.C. area students by donating any new school supplies. Donations will be accepted outside the Center Field Gate. 

    SEPTEMBER

    Home Games: 

    • Atlanta Braves, Sept.3-6
    • New York Mets, Sept. 7-9

    Promotions:

    • Free Nesting Doll for the first 20,000 fans, Sept. 3
    • Pups in the Park, Sept. 3
      • Your pup should be able to enjoy the game too! Buy a "ticket" for your dog and bring them along.
    • Kids Run the Show, Sept. 6

    THE BALTIMORE ORIOLES

    Orioles Park at Camden Yards, 333 W Camden St. 

    Every Tuesday game day is Ollie's Bargain Night, where fans get Upper Reserve seats for just $10, when tickets are purchased in advance. Every Monday and Thursday home game features the Alumni Autograph Series, where former Orioles players will sign autographs on Eutaw Street from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. 

    JULY

    Home Games:

    • Texas Rangers, July 1-2
    • Washington Nationals, July 10-12
    • Atlanta Braves, July 27-29
    • Detroit Tigers, July 30-31

    Promotions:

    • Free Orioles tote bag for the first 20,000 fans, ages 15 and up, July 1
    • Free Orioles plaid floppy hat for the first 20,000 fans, ages 21 and up, July10
    • AT&T Student Night, July 10 and 31
    • Free Orioles Hawaiian shirt for the first 20,000 fans, ages 15 and up, July 12
    • Free J.J. Hardy "glove," T-shirt for all fans, July 30
    • Postgame fireworks, July 31

    AUGUST

    Home Games:

    • Detroit Tigers, Aug. 1-2
    • Oakland Athletics, Aug. 14-17
    • New York Mets, Aug. 18-19
    • Minnesota Twins, Aug. 20-23
    • Tampa Bay Rays, Aug. 31

    Promotions:

    • Free Oriole Bird Bobblehead for the first 25,000 fans, ages 15 and up, Aug. 1
    • Kids Run the Bases, Aug. 2
      • All kids 14 and younger get an opportunity to go down to the field and run around the bases after the game
    • Orioles Hall of Fame Pregame Ceremony and Postgame Fireworks, Aug. 14
      • Melvin Mora, John Lowenstein and Gary Roenicke will be inducted into the Orioles Hall of Fame 
    • AT&T Student Night, Aug. 14 and 21
    • Free J.J Hardy orange replica jersey for the first 20,000 fans, ages 15 and up, Aug. 15
    • Free Chris Tillman growth poster for the first 7,500 fans, ages 14 and younger, Aug. 16
    • Free Orioles T-shirt for all fans, Aug. 19
    • Free Orioles high socks for the first 20,000 fans, ages 15 and up, Aug. 21
    • Free Orioles trucker hat for the first 20,000 fans, ages 15 and up, Aug. 22
    • Free Orioles pet leash for the first 20,000 fans, ages 15 and up, Aug. 23

    SEPTEMBER

    Home Games:

    • Tampa Bay Rays, Sept. 1-2