The San Jose Giants (High A; California League) will honor the later ego of Madison Bumgarner on June 5, when they host Mason Saunders Night.
The promotion comes after the recent news story surrounding Mason Saunders, the secret rodeo identity of Bumgarner, who pitched for the San Jose Giants while working his way up the San Francisco Giants farm system. He signed as a free agent with the Arizona Diamondbacks over the offseason.
Mason Saunders Night will be complete with a San Jose Giants/Rodeo Shirsey giveaway, themed promotions and more. Special items will be featured on the Turkey Mike’s BBQ menu and fans are encouraged to dress up as their alias or alter ego in order to win special prizes.
Two free future game tickets will be given to all fans who wear a Bumgarner jersey or rodeo outfit.
“This ain’t our first rodeo,” said Matt Alongi, San Jose Giants Vice President of Marketing. “The San Jose Giants are proud to celebrate one of their all-time greats with a fun-filled entertaining night at the ballpark. We want to make sure that Madison is not only remembered for what he did on the baseball field, but also celebrate his unique accomplishments in the rodeo arena. We hope that Mason will be able to join us but understand he may have other commitments at this time of the year.”