Credentials: The 2023 credential application is now open at this link, and is always available at Baysox.com. Please try to fill out the application as soon as you are able. If you would like to fill out applications strictly for your outlet, the Baysox will work with you to make accommodations. Major League Baseball additionally requires a signature on the Credential Agreement Form, which can be filled out when picking up your credential at the ballpark.
Clubhouse Access: The Baysox clubhouse will be opened to working media in 2023. For 7:05 p.m. games, media members with properly marked credentials (BBWAA or Baysox) will have access to the clubhouse from 3:10-4:00 p.m. For 6:35 p.m. games, media members with properly marked credentials will have access to the clubhouse from 2:40-3:30 p.m. Notification of your attendance to an open clubhouse session to conduct interviews is not required, but greatly appreciated. Due to staffing needs, the clubhouse will not be open in advance of day games. Any changes to the usual timing will be communicated through the daily game notes email.
Interviews: Any extended interviews, or interviews outside of normal open clubhouse hours, with Baysox players, coaches or staff members should be scheduled at least 48 hours in advance with the Baysox PR Department. Contact Matt Sabados at [email protected] with requests. Media may not conduct interviews on the field during stretch and batting practice without prior permission. Postgame interviews must be requested during the game and may not be guaranteed.
Game Highlights: Audio and Video game highlight clips will be made available to media for use in their coverage following the conclusion of each game. Please contact [email protected] if you would like to be included in this contact list.
Media Entry: All approved media members will be subject to club discretion and its standards and policies that will govern entry, which are described in Minor League Baseball’s 2023 Operations Manual. Media access to the ballpark will be allowed beginning no more than four hours prior to first pitch. Entrance to the ballpark is through the “Baysox Offices” glass doors to the left of the front gate, and the press box is located directly behind home plate. Media must leave the ballpark no later than 90 minutes following the conclusion of the game.
Press Box Seating: Credentialed daily media will be given priority for press box seating. No one other than credentialed media and game-day employees are allowed in the press box without the approval of the Baysox, which must come at least 48 hours in advance of the event. In the event of a lack of available seating, contact the Baysox PR Department to provide additional accommodations.
No Autographs: Media are not allowed to seek autographs from players or coaches.
The Bowie Baysox Pressbox hub will be a one-stop page for all of the necessary information for media to follow the Baysox. For any special requests, contact Matt Sabados at [email protected]