Frederick Keys Candy Drop

A helicopter dropped 100 pounds of candy onto the field Sunday afternoon in Frederick, where the Orioles High-A affiliate plays. (Photo via Frederick Keys twitter / June 2, 2014)

It would have been enough for the announced 5,021 at Harry Grove Stadium on Sunday for Frederick's 4-1 win over Wilmington to see the Keys top a prospect-laden Blue Rocks team.

But then the game ended, and things got really exciting.

The Keys arranged for a helicopter to fly over left field and drop 100 pounds of candy onto the outfield grass, capping off a diverse weekend of promotions for the Orioles' High-A affiliate.

Friday was "Girls Night Out," which featured a diamond dig in the infield after the game. Saturday was "Beach Night," with the staff and presumably some fans in their best beachwear and a free cruise for one lucky fan.

But the candy helicopter drop likely takes the cake, in terms of originality and functionality. You might get some dedicated adults to stay all the way through the end of the game with those Friday and Saturday promotions.

But there wasn't a parent at Harry Grove Stadium who could have gotten their child to leave Sunday's game early, and that's the point of these promotions: get them in the door and keep them there for as long as possible.

Here are some pictures from Sunday's fun.

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