GRANVILLE \u2014 With Opening Day less than a month away, the West Virginia Black Bears announced the team\u2019s promotional schedule for the 2019 season.\r\nOpening Day is June 14 against the Mahoning Valley Scrappers.\r\nIncluded in this season\u2019s promotions are nine fireworks nights, all mostly held on Friday nights, said General Manager Matt Drayer. The two lone exceptions this will year will be June 20 \u2014 West Virginia Day \u2014 and July 7, a Sunday.\r\n\u201cWe\u2019re on the road July 1 through the 6,\u201d Drayer said during a press conference Thursday at the Monongalia County Ballpark.\r\nThe team will again auction themed jerseys. Drayer said this year\u2019s jersey themes include Star Wars, the military, Super Heroes and wizards \u2014 think Harry Potter. And then there\u2019s the Moonshine series, where the team will wear jerseys featuring a still.\r\n\u201cIt ties into the historic nature of West Virginia,\u201d he said. That series is scheduled for July 23-25 when the team plays the Batavia Muckdogs.\r\nBobbleheads of WVU football legend Jeff Hostetler will be given away to the first 1,000 fans July 11. A bobblehead of former Black Bear and current Pittsburgh Pirate, Kevin Kramer to the first 1,000 fans who come to the Aug. 8 game.\r\n\u201cWe gave 1,000 bobbleheads away in 15 minutes,\u201d Drayer said. \u201cWe want all games here to be an event.\u201d\r\nNew food offerings include a keto pizza, barbecue chicken sandwich, local craft beers and low-carb beer options. The team will also sell a 20-ounce beer cup in the shape of a bat.\r\n\u201cIt\u2019s refillable,\u201d Drayer said.\r\nNew to the ballpark this year is a new Batter\u2019s Eye in the center field. The blue facing of the new eye \u2014 taken from Hawley Field \u2014 allows for better tracking of the ball from the batter\u2019s perspective and acts as a backdrop for better pitch visibility. A new awning was added over the Homerun Porch on the concourse beyond the right field wall.\r\nAlso new are two promotional nights. Fortnite Night July 31, where two Fortnite XBOX One bundles will be given away. PAW Patrol Night, based on the children\u2019s TV show, is slated for Aug. 13.\r\nGames Monday through Thursday will start at 6:35 p.m. Sunday games will begin at 1:05 p.m. or 4:05 p.m. with one 7:05 p.m. start on July 7, a fireworks night. Friday and Saturday games will start at 7:05 p.m.\r\nAnd finally, Julia\u2019s Pepperoni Roll Race \u2014 a ballpark staple since 2015 \u2014 will have some changes after the end of this season. Mascot Double-Stuffed Dave, who has never won a race, will retire at the end of the season.