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Corpus Christi Hooks open 2019 season

One of the most exciting days on the baseball — or any — calendar comes today when 120 Minor League teams begin their 2019 seasons, all on the same day.
Tonight the Corpus Christi Hooks will open their season with a 4 game homestand with the Amarillo Sod Poodles. Reigning Texas League Manager of the Year Omar Lopez is back for his second season, and he is looking to improve from last year’s Double-A best 82-56 record as the club claimed both the first and second half titles in the Texas League South.
Opening Weekend at Whataburger Field boasts Opening Night color-changing t-shirts, two fireworks displays, The Big Bounce America, and an all-fan Whataburger 15th season jersey giveaway.
Single-game tickets are on sale now for the four-day homestand.
The World’s Largest Bounce House is at Whataburger FieldFriday, Saturday, and Sunday. Equipped with a live DJ, giant slides, ball pits, basketball hoops, massive inflatable animals and climbing frames, this candy-colored castle promises an experience that fans will never forget.
Participants can expect an exhilarating session of bouncing, big-air slam-dunks, inflatable obstacle races, confetti blasts, beach balls, and so much more with their ticket to experience this one-of-a-kind attraction.
The Big Bounce America pricing is $20 for a 45-minute session and includes a General Admission ticket to the Hooks game. Family (3+ tickets) and Hooks
Season Member cost is $15 per person. Call 361-561-HOOK (4665) for more information about the group rate.  Click Here for tickets and details.
The Big Bounce America hours: 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday | 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday
The 2019 season begins Thursday night as the first 1,500 fans receive an Opening Night color-changing t-shirt, courtesy of Mike Shaw Automotive. Postgame fireworks follow the 6:15 p.m. contest.
The high-flying festivities continue with Bud Light Friday Fireworks, and then all fans take home a Whataburger 15th season jersey on Saturday.
Here’s a look at the action, night-by-night.
Thursday, April 4 vs. Amarillo Sod Poodles: 6:15 p.m. (gates open 4:45 p.m.)
First 1,500 fans receive an Opening Night color-changing t-shirt, presented by Mike Shaw Automotive
Postgame Fireworks
Thirsty Thursday & College Night ($3 beer, discounted soda, and $5 berm ticket for students with valid ID)
Media Partners: The Beach 96.5 FM, The Wild 105.5 FM
Friday, April 5 vs. Amarillo Sod Poodles: 7:15 p.m. (gates open 6:15 p.m.)
The Big Bounce America – The World’s Largest Bounce House
Friday Fireworks presented by Bud Light
Texas Lottery Lucky Dance-Off
Saturday, April 6 vs. Amarillo Sod Poodles: 7:15 p.m. (gates open 5:45 p.m.)
All fans receive a Whataburger 15th season jersey
The Big Bounce America – The World’s Largest Bounce House
Media Partner: Big 93.9 FM
Sunday, April 7 vs. Amarillo Sod Poodles: 2:15 p.m. (gates open 1:15 p.m.)
The Big Bounce America – The World’s Largest Bounce House
H-E-B Kids Day (kids run the bases postgame)
Military Salute Sunday presented by T-Mobile (half-price reserved tickets for active duty military and veterans with a valid ID, limit 2 tickets per member)
Whataburger Youth Sports Day (Coastal Bend little leagues participate in a pregame parade)
Every Sunday, your Hooks take the field as the Corpus Christi Raspas
Enjoy raspas on the concourse near Section 116
Roland Rodriguez

Roland Rodriguez

Roland Rodriguez is a reporter for KRIS 6 Sunrise.
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