More Bobbles Coming!

It’s 2015_Promo_Schedule_grnvz89p_v816qe6qOpening Day for the New York-Penn League and time for another update to the bobblehead giveaway list. And these are definitely worth listing! This year, the Aberdeen Ironbirds are celebrating the 20th anniversary of Cal Ripken’s streak of 2,131 games played with four separate bobblehead giveaways – one each month (on June 30, July 15, August 5, and September 2). Cal will also make several appearances at his ballpark throughout the season.

Other notable bobble giveaways are: Madison Bumgarner from the Connecticut Tigers on July 4; a Juan Lagares bobble glove from the Brooklyn Cyclones on July 29; and a trio of Yankees from a trio of teams – Dellin Betances from the Staten Island Yankees (7/18), CC Sabathia from the Mahoning Valley Scrappers (7/25), and Bernie Williams from the Tri-City Valley Cats (8/21). Of course, only one of those teams is a Yankees affiliate (can you guess which one?). It sorta makes sense that a Cleveland farm team would be giving away a CC Sabathia bobblehead, though it seems like he’s been a Yankee forever. But I had to do some research to see the connection between Bernie and the Tri-City Valleycats, which is currently an affiliate of the Houston Astros. (Tomorrow, I’ll give you my report on the connection between Bernie Williams and the Tri-City Valleycats and it will all become crystal clear.bobbleahd)

The New York-Penn League’s teams will also giveaway several non-baseball bobbleheads, including NHL and NFL players, a university president, and a zombie player. In addition, the Brooklyn Cyclones will pay tribute to “Seinfeld” and “The Honeymooners” with bobbleheads. The Cyclones will also offer what is believed to be the first-ever Sidd Finch bobblehead.

And just in case you aren’t fond of some of the bobbles you collect, the Lowell Spinners are hosting a Bobblehead Swap Day on August 24.

~ baseballrebecca


6/26 Mahoning Valley Jim Tressel (Youngstown State Univ. president)
6/30 Aberdeen Cal Ripken – Rookie Year
7/4 Connecticut Tigers Madison Bumgarner
7/5 Brooklyn Lil’ Jerry Bobble Beak (Kramer’s pet rooster from Seinfeld)
7/15 Aberdeen Cal Ripken – World Series Champ
7/15 Lowell Dogman (local legend)
7/17 Williamsport Pat Borders
7/18 Brooklyn Bus Driver Sandy Bobblehead (from the Honeymooners)
7/18 CT Tigers Mike Rabelo (manager)
7/18 Staten Island Dellin Betances
7/19 Brooklyn Impractical Jokers (Tru TV) Bobbleheads
7/21 Lowell Fan Vote Bobblehead
7/23 Lowell Keith Aucoin (NHL)
7/25 Mahoning Valley CC Sabathia
7/26 Lowell Pete Frates (Boston College) Bobble Ice Bucket
7/29 Brooklyn Juan Lagares Bobble Glove
8/1 Staten Island Jason Arnold
8/5 Aberdeen Cal Ripken – Season for the Ages
8/8 Mahoning Valley Cody Allen
8/9 State College Jerome Bettis (NFL) Gold Jacket Bobblehead
8/13 Vermont Ted Williams
8/15 CT Tigers Eric Campbell
8/19 Brooklyn Greg Kelly and Rosanna Scotto (from “Good Day New York”)
8/21 Tri-City Bernie Williams
8/23 Lowell Zombie Player Bobblehead
8/26 Brooklyn Sidd Finch Bobblehead
9/2 Aberdeen Cal Ripken – 2131 Bobblehead




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