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July 9: Manny Machado Garden Gnome Night

July 9: Manny Machado Garden Gnome Night
(Photo Illustration by Charlie Herrick)

Garden gnomes of baseball figures are officially a thing. Last year, a statuette depicting Buck Showalter as a mythical humanoid was a huge hit, even inspiring the team to create a social media campaign leading up to the giveaway with pictures of the gnome around town. Once they received them, fans posted their own pictures of their gnomes in various locales, creating something of a meme for O's fans all over. The team's skipper will now be joined by a gnome version of its star shortstop/third baseman Manny Machado. Who better to watch over your garden than the Gold Glove-winning phenom with tons of range and a power bat to fend off intruding rats? 4:05 p.m., Oriole Park at Camden Yards, 333 W. Camden St., (888) 848-2473, orioles.com, $25-$125. (Brandon Weigel)

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