For the 5th consecutive year you can go to a Texas Rangers game and express your undying appreciation for the Texas Tech Red Raiders.

The University Days that the Texas Rangers put on are a stroke of genius from the promotions department from the Rangers organization that feature every major university in the state of Texas. As a bonus to being surrounded by fellow Red Raider enthusiasts you also get a Texas Tech / Texas Ranger Hybrid baseball hat.

Here's a look at the 2016 version:

Beginning this Thursday, Red Raider fans can purchase discounted tickets for the May 22 game against the New York Yankees, which is a premium ticket for every Texas Rangers season.

To get a voucher for the hat you must buy tickets prior to March 31st. All tickets purchased after the March 31 deadline will receive a hat on a first-come, first-served based on May 22 at the gate.

Fans must have a specially marked ticket to be eligible. Tickets must be purchased through www.TexasRangers.com/UDays to be eligible for the limited-edition hats.

If all of that isn't enough incentive you might be able to see Big Sexy pitch, which is why I will be purchasing tickets to go to the game, also because of the hat.

(But mostly because of Bartolo.)

(Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Texas Tech will also be recognized prior to first pitch between the Rangers and Yankees. FOX Sports Southwest will also feature a Tech coach during its live broadcast of the game that night. Previously Kliff Kingsbury has been featured, but I will venture a guess that Men's Basketball coach Chris Beard will get the spotlight.

In previous seasons the first pitch also comes from a Red Raider. Former Texas Tech Quarterback and son of Former Texas Ranger Patrick Mahomes threw in some high cheese back in 2016.