One of the best things about summer is baseball season. And one of the best things locally about baseball season is the Tri-City ValleyCats.

Part of the fun of going to "The Joe" for a game is the giveaways and promotions that the ValleyCats have each night.

The 'Cats announced their official promotion schedule today and there are some real gems as always:

June 22 is 50 Cent Hot Dog night... that's one of my personal favorites... July 18 is when the 'Cats hold "Capital Region Baseball Heritage Night." They will be giving away a Dallas Keuchel bobblehead on that night. Keuchel was a 2009 member of the 'Cats and he won the American League Cy Young Award for the Astros last season.

The 'Cats will also be giving away an Uncle Sam bobblehead on August 8th. Uncle Sam lived and worked in Troy, NY.

On Friday nights, the 'Cats will be giving away parts of a 42-card baseball card set, commemorating 31 players, a manager, a cover card and nine moments in 'Cats history.

This is the ValleyCats 15th season in Troy.