ST. PETERSBURG — The lack of a new labor agreement has thrown baseball’s upcoming season upside down, potentially putting the whole thing in jeopardy.

This uncertainty has far-reaching implications, including the players’ faces that will appear on the three minifigures the Rays plan to give away and whose names will be attached to other promotional items such as the intriguing-sounding chain necklace.

The lack of details is the product of the owner-induced lockdown, which prohibits teams from chatting, posting or posting photos of players on their 40-player rosters.

So the Rays announced 16 promotional dates on Monday — as other teams have had to, without all the necessary information — as well as a Feb. 10 launch for regular-season ticket sales to the general public.

As usual, the Rays will be holding several presales until then (for season members, spring season ticket holders, corporate partners and others), including one on February 9 for subscribers to the Rays Insider newsletter. , with registration available until noon. 8 (see

All ticketing and parking will once again be done digitally (without paper tickets), sold through the MLB Ballpark app and

It should also be noted that the Rays have increased the start times for weekday night home games (Monday through Thursday) in April, May and September to 6:40 p.m. Friday games will always start at 7:10 p.m.

The Rays have announced eight promotional dates for all fans:

Bobbleheads on April 23 (Red Sox), June 21 (Yankees) and July 16 (Orioles); schedule magnet, April 8 (Orioles); chain necklace, May 27 (Yankees); Devil Rays basketball jersey, July 30 (Guardians); cooler, Aug. 20 (Royals), MLB Network tote bag, Sept. 24 (Blue Jays).

And eight promotional Sunday dates for fans 14 and under:

Pop it, April 10 (Orioles); jersey socks, April 24 (Red Sox); sunglasses, May 1 (twins); snap bracelet, May 15 (Blue Jays); drawstring bag sweatshirt, May 29 (Yankees); Cloisonne Hat, June 5 (White Sox); Reversible headband Raymond, June 26 (Pirates); bowl and cup of cereal, July 31 (Guardians).

The team also announced five Saturday games when players and coaches will wear white Devil Rays jerseys and retro navy caps: April 30 (Twins), May 28 (Yankees), July 30 (Guardians), August 20 ( Royals) and September 24 (Blue Jays).

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