(Courtesy Miss Utility)
(Courtesy Miss Utility)

I go back and forth on whether the Orioles ever deserve a place in the Sports Bog, but I have no qualms about the Bowie Baysox. They’re in Prince George’s County. They’re ours.

(Courtesy Miss Utility) (Courtesy Miss Utility)

Thus, let’s take a break from RGRift talk to enjoy this garden gnome, which the Baysox and Miss Utility will be giving away to the first thousand fans aged 13 and over who show up for Sunday’s 6:05 start.

“The miniature Machado collectible is depicted wearing white Baysox overalls, with a tall black hat that features the Baysox and Miss Utility logos, a baseball in the right hand and a shovel — featuring the logo for Miss Utility’s phone number, 811 — in the left hand,” according to a press release.

According to the team, Machado “becomes the first Baysox player to be depicted as a garden gnome.” See more here.

And of course, this item further links Manny Machado with Bryce Harper, who has had both a garden gnome night and a Miss Utility sponsorship.