April 9-10: Opening Series vs. Oakland Athletics
The Astros didn’t have the chance to celebrate their American League pennant in 2020, and rightfully so, they will be doing it at the home opener in 2021. As they give out a replica of the 2019 AL Champions Trophy to the first 10,000 fans, this promotion looks to be one of the most abundant this season.
April 12-14: Second home stand vs. Detroit Tigers
While it feels like a slight jab at our friends up North, the Astros are giving away Justin Verlander 2019 Cy Young Bobbleheads to the first 10,000 fans on the days listed above. After acquiring the right-hander in 2017, the Astros have been to four consecutive American League Championship Series and two World Series. Unfortunately, Verlander will not be able to pitch against his former employer. This series will also be AJ Hinch’s homecoming.
April 23: vs. Los Angeles Angels
While Jose Altuve had a regressed 2020 campaign from injuries to personal battles, the 2017 MVP did standout in the postseason once again. As the Astros are giving out Jose Altuve ALCS MVP Bobbleheads to the first 10,000 fans, he looks to have a bounce back year. Like other award statues, this miniature version of Altuve comes with the All-Star holding his award like Verlander’s.
April 24: vs. Los Angeles Angels
In a packed month of bobbleheads, here is the final one to look out for. Although only playing in two games in 2020, Yordan Alvarez did with the AL Rookie of the Year in 2019, which in return, gets him his own bobblehead for the first 10,000 fans. The left-hander is portrayed mashing a home run in front of his award, which we hope to see many times this season.