Southern MD Blue Crabs to Give Away 1,000 Live Hermit Crabs on Opening Day

March 10, 2015

Unprecedented Giveaway Marks The Start Of The 2015 Season

somdbluecrabs openingFor the first time ever in minor league baseball history, the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs have announced that each of the first 1,000 fans at the April 24 Opening Day game presented by Wawa will receive a live hermit crab and terrarium container as part of the home opener festivities.

Under the tagline banner of “Anchors Away on Opening Day,” fans can expect a plethora of nautical-themed promotions, including the introduction of the entire Blue Crabs roster as players are brought onto the field in luxury sport boats. Fans will also have a chance to win nautically inspired giveaways throughout the night to celebrate the start of a new baseball season.

In addition to live hermit crabs, the first 1,000 fans at Regency Furniture Stadium for the April 24 opener will receive a 2015 magnet schedule presented by Community Bank of the Chesapeake.

Following the inter-divisional matchup between the Blue Crabs and the Somerset Patriots, fans will be able to enjoy a fireworks display and take part in the return of the popular “Launch-A-Ball” promotion.

Tickets for Opening Day are only available at the official Blue Crabs website which can be accessed at

Hermit Crabs_SoMDBlueCrabs“How crazy is it that we are giving away live hermit crabs for our first game of the 2015 season?” said Southern Maryland Blue Crabs Assistant General Manager Courtney Knichel. “The craziest part about this promotion is the fact that we are doing something that has never been done before, and it is just the first of 70 home games. Fans will just have to wait to find out what else we have in store for them for the other 69 games, but I know that they will not be disappointed.”