Bobblehead Instructions


PNATS

I need a pinch hitter for Lucas Giolito Bobblehead Night at the Potomac Nationals, since I’ll be out of town. So, I’ve enlisted the help of my cousin. I figure if I prepare him early, he’ll be ready to come off the bench and get me the coveted bobble. Besides, he has been on several bobblehead and gnome missions before. He’s ready to go out on his own. I’m sure he’ll hit a home run.

Naturally, he needs to know the important details of how to get in the special Season Ticket holder line in order to be one of the lucky 1,500 to get the Giolito Bobble. At the beginning of the season, I purchased the special ticket pack so that I would have the ability to get into the stadium early, potentially ensuring my success at obtaining the elusive P-Nats bobbleheads. He needs to know exactly where to stand and exactly when to get there. The details of the operation are critical. It must be executed according to plan. Nothing can go wrong. We know what happens when things go wrong.

Unfortunately, I did not realize how complicated it sounded until it put it in text message form:

Text #1: You need to get there early. Like 45 min to an hour before. Take someone who can stand outside in the sun that long.

Text #2: The game is at 6:35. Gates open at 5:05. You’ll have my passes to get in 15 min early – so that’s 4:50. Need to be in line by maybe 4:15 at the latest.

Text #3: Unless it’s a double header, because of a rainout or something. Then the timeline will change.

Text #4: Have cold water handy when you stand in line. The line forms on the right hand side of that baseball field in front of the stadium – so take the second path, not the one that leads straight to the gate. Maybe I need to send a map so that makes sense.

               Response: Ok. I will need instructions based on double header or not.

 Text #5: LOL. Yeah. I’ll make a map.

Yeah. I’m not sure I’d understand those directions even with the map. It’s not that I doubt my cousin’s abilities. I doubt my ability to write decent instructions.

Giolito bobblehead night isn’t until August 6. We’ll have time to prepare. Maybe we can do a dry run. Hopefully, all will go as planned.

~ baseballrebecca

The Bobble Belly


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Image courtesy of Clark Toys.

Remember that home run from a few weeks ago? THE home run? The first career home run for Bartolo Colon? Well, it’s now been memorialized in a bobble head. Or, rather, a bobble head AND belly. (Also referred to as a bobble stomach and a bobble gut.)

Yep. You read that correctly. It was reported on Friday that Clark Toys is offering a commemorative bobble of the event where both the head and stomach bobble. Cool. I SO need one!

 

 

In case you haven’t seen enough of it, here’s the video:

 

 

Happy Monday!

~ baseballrebecca

The Annual Bobble List


The first bobblehead of the season was given out Thursday – Trout and Pujols. But don’t worry – if you missed out, there are plenty more to come. Major League Baseball teams are giving away a total of 192 bobbleheads and gnomes this year, though several require fans to purchase special tickets to obtain them. I’ll post the minor league bobblehead list next week.

Happy collecting!

~ baseballrebecca

Date Team Bobble or Gnome
7-Apr Angels Trout and Pujols HR Bobblehead
10-Apr Brewers 1980s Vintage Bobblehead
10-Apr Rockies Nolan Arenado Diamond Leader Bobblehead
16-Apr Cardinals Adam Wainwright
16-Apr Cubs Joe Maddon
16-Apr Marlins Charles Johnson 1997 All-Star Bobblehead
16-Apr Rays Kiermaier Platinum Glove Bobblehead
17-Apr Pirates Josh Harrison gnome
19-Apr Cardinals Adam Wainright mini bobble (special tix)
19-Apr Rangers Jeff Banister AL Manager of the Year Bobblehead
19-Apr Red Sox Mookie Betts
22-Apr Giants Juli Inskter (World Golf Hall of Famer) bobblehead (special tix)
23-Apr Braves Skip Caray and Pete Van Wieren “Famous Calls” bobblehead
23-Apr Diamondbacks AJ Pollock
23-Apr Giants Matt Duffy bobblehead
23-Apr Reds Joey Votto Super Hero Bobblehead
23-Apr Tigers “April in the D” Detroit Tigers Retro-Style Bobblehead
23-Apr White Sox Abreu Plush Bleacher Creature
23-Apr Yankees Babe Ruth
24-Apr Blue Jays Josh Donaldson MVP Bobblehead
25-Apr Dodgers Clayton Kershaw
26-Apr Giants Year of the Monkey Figurine (special tix)
30-Apr A’s Sean Doolittle Gnome with sound
30-Apr Brewers Jonathan Lucroy Superhero Bobblehead (special tix required)
30-Apr Cardinals Trevor Rosenthal Bobblehead with sound chip
30-Apr Cubs Ron Santo Replica Statue
30-Apr Dodgers Justin Turner Chia Pet
30-Apr Mariners Nelson Cruz “Boomstick” Bobblehead
30-Apr Mets Syndergaard-en Gnome
30-Apr Rays Archer K-Counter Bobblehead
1-May Brewers Ryan Braun Franchise Home Run Leader Bobblehead
3-May Cardinals Jeff Suppan mini bobble (special tix)
5-May Giants Lou Seal/Cinco de Mayo bobblehead (special tix)
6-May Giants Brandon Crawford (fans receive either a Silver Slugger or Gold Glove bobblehead)
7-May Astros Dallas Keuchel “Cy Young/Gold Glove” Bobblehead
7-May Giants Giants-themed Captain America bobblehead (special tix)
7-May Marlins Jeff Conine 1995 All-Star Bobblehead
7-May Reds Star Wars X-Wing Fighter Mr. Redlegs Bobblehead
7-May White Sox Chris Sale K-Counter Bobbblehead
10-May Red Sox David Price
11-May Dodgers Dave Roberts
11-May Nationals Bryce Harper
14-May Mariners Kyle Seager
14-May Rangers Rougned Odor Bobblehead
14-May Royals Ned Yost
17-May Cardinals Chris Duncan mini bobble (special tix)
17-May Tigers Ian Kinsler
20-May Angels Trout Wall Catch Figurine
20-May Cardinals Yadier Molina garden gnome
21-May Marlins Ichiro Suzuki Hit-Counter Bobblehead
21-May Pirates “Raise the Jolly Roger” bobblehead
21-May Reds Ken Griffey Jr. Dual Bobblehead
22-May A’s Josh Reddick bobblehead
23-May Nationals Max Scherzer No-Hitter Bobblehead, Piece #1 of 2
24-May Cardinals David Eckstein mini bobble (special tix)
25-May Dodgers Adrian Gonzalez
28-May Braves Chipper Jones and Freddie Freeman “Chipper Rescues Freddie” ATV bobblehead
29-May Blue Jays Delgado, Bautista, and Wells Trio Bobblehead
29-May Brewers Kids’ Paint-Your-Own Bernie Bobblehead
29-May Rangers Blue Dot Bobblehead, 1 in a series of 3
4-Jun Astros Colby Rasmus 2015 Postseason Celebration Bobblehead
4-Jun Cardinals Adam Wainwright and Yadier Molina “Final Out” Dual Bobblehead
4-Jun Marlins Mike Lowell 2003 All-Star Bobblehead
8-Jun Dodgers Don Newcombe
9-Jun Brewers Brewers mascot Barrelman bobblehead wearing a knit sweater (for stitch ‘n pitch day)
11-Jun Brewers Stormin’ Gorman Stormtrooper Bobblehead (special tix req’d)
11-Jun Rays Archer Stormtrooper Bobblehead
11-Jun Reds Reds Garden Gnome
12-Jun Brewers Barking BobbleHank
14-Jun Cardinals Jason Isringhausen mini bobble (special tix)
14-Jun Red Sox Veritek
18-Jun Marlins Luis Castillo 2002 All-Star Bobblehead
18-Jun Royals Kendrys Morales
18-Jun Twins Migue Sano
21-Jun Red Sox Papi Gnome
22-Jun Dodgers Dusty Baker
23-Jun Braves Bobblehead TBA
23-Jun Pirates Gerrit Cole bobblehead
24-Jun Mariners Felix Hernandez
24-Jun Yankees Mickey Mantle Triple Crown Bobblehead Night
25-Jun Giants Madison Bumgarner
25-Jun Marlins Moises Alou 1997 All-Star Bobblehead
25-Jun Royals Alcides Escobar
26-Jun Brewers Greg Vaughn 90’s Bobblehead
27-Jun Nationals Jayson Werth and Pet Figurine
2-Jul Diamondbacks Paul Goldschmidt
2-Jul Dodgers 1981 Tri-MVP Bobblehead feat. Ron Cey, Steve Yeager, and Pedro Guerrero
2-Jul Twins Ervin Santana
3-Jul Blue Jays Troy Tulowitzki
3-Jul Nationals Racing President Bobblehead
5-Jul Cardinals Tony LaRussa mini bobble (special tix)
5-Jul Cubs Antony Rizzo “Tarp Catch” Bobblehead
5-Jul Nationals Bryce Harper Chia Pet
9-Jul Brewers Quad-bobble featuring four Brewers players as the Ghostbuster (special tix required)
9-Jul Indians Yan Gomez
9-Jul Marlins Edgar Renteria 1998 All-Star bobblehead
10-Jul Rangers Cole Hamels
10-Jul Red Sox Wally and Tessie Bobblehead
12-Jul Astros Carlos Correa Rooke of the Year Bobblehead
16-Jul A’s Hello Kitty bobblehead
16-Jul Mariners Robinson Cano
16-Jul Reds Zack Cozart Bobblehead
16-Jul Tigers JD Martinez
16-Jul Twins Torii Hunter (Torii Hunter HoF Induction)
17-Jul Rays Kiermaier Claus Bobblehead
17-Jul Tigers Jose Iglesias
18-Jul Phillies Maikel Franco Bobble Figurine
19-Jul Cardinals Brad Thompson mini bobble (special tix)
19-Jul Nationals Dusty Baker Bobblehead
20-Jul Cubs Jake Arrieta “Cy Young” Bobblehead
22-Jul Cardinals Matt Holliday
23-Jul Astros Evan Gattis Gnome
23-Jul Marlins Dontrelle Willis 2005 All-Star bobblehead
23-Jul Rockies Star Wars Bobblehead
24-Jul Blue Jays Kevin Pillar
24-Jul Royals Wade Davis
26-Jul Dodgers Kenta Maeda
30-Jul Indians Thome HOF Inductee Bobblehead
30-Jul Marlins Alex Gonzalez 1999 All-Star bobblehead
30-Jul Rangers Franchise Four Quad Bobblehead
31-Jul Brewers Jimmy Nelson Bobblehead
31-Jul Giants Bruce Bochy Gnome
31-Jul Mets Mike Piazza
31-Jul Rangers Green Dot Bobblehead, 2 in a series of 3
31-Jul Twins Twins Vintage Bobblehead
1-Aug Cubs Kris Bryant “Rookie of the Year” Award Bobblehead
5-Aug Mariners Ken Griffey Jr. Hall of Fame Bobblehead
6-Aug Cardinals Vintage Cardinal Bobblehead
6-Aug Diamondbacks Zack Greinke
6-Aug Rays Longo Solar Gnome
6-Aug Rockies Bobblehead (unspecified)
7-Aug Yankees Didi Gregorius
9-Aug Cardinals Aaron Miles mini bobble (special tix)
9-Aug Dodgers Howie Kendrick
9-Aug Red Sox Ortiz Talking Bobblehead
11-Aug Pirates Jung Ho Kang bobblehead
13-Aug Indians Bob Feller
13-Aug Marlins Cliff Floyd 2001 All-Star bobblehead
14-Aug Blue Jays Stieb, Hentgen, and Halladay Trio Bobblehead
14-Aug Brewers Craig Counsell Player/Manager Bobblehead
14-Aug Dodgers Magic Johnson Gnome
14-Aug Giants Hunter Pence Solar Bobblebody
14-Aug Rangers Adrian Beltre Removable Helmet Bobblehead
16-Aug Cubs Joe Maddon “Manager of the Year” Award Bobblehead
18-Aug Braves Andruw Jones “Spiderman Catch” bobblehead
20-Aug Orioles Orioles Bobblehead (TBA)
20-Aug Phillies Harry Kalas Replica Statue
21-Aug Mariners Taijuan “Sky” Walker Bobblehead
21-Aug Rays Raymond and DJ Kitty Double Bobblehead
21-Aug Rockies Bobblehead (unspecified)
23-Aug Cardinals Chris Carpenter mini bobble (special tix)
25-Aug Dodgers Bobblehead #9
26-Aug Cardinals Bob Gibson Hall of Fame Red Jacket Statue
26-Aug Giants Bill Graham “Father Time” bobblehead (special tix)
26-Aug Nationals Max Scherzer No-Hitter Bobblehead, Piece #2 of 2
27-Aug Astros Jose Altuve Gold Glove/Silver Slugger Bobblehead
27-Aug Marlins Jack McKeon 2004 All-Star bobblehead
27-Aug Mets Matt Harvey bobblehead
27-Aug Rangers Elvis “Landrus Calrissian” Star Wars Bobblehead
27-Aug White Sox Southpaw Star Wars Bobblehead (mascot)
28-Aug Giants Mike Krukow Bobblehead 30th anniversary of 20 win season
30-Aug Red Sox Bogaerts Bobblehead
31-Aug Phillies Phanatic Variant Bobblehead (specal tix required)
3-Sep A’s Jose Canseco Rookie of the Year Bobblehead
3-Sep Rangers Red Dot Bobblehead, 3 in a series of 3
3-Sep Rays Fan Vote Bobblehead
3-Sep Reds Super Saturday Bobblehead
3-Sep Royals Salvador Perez
4-Sep Rockies Bobblehead (unspecified)
8-Sep Yankees Yankees Peanuts Bobblehead
9-Sep Cardinals Eddie Gaedel Bobblehead
9-Sep Nationals Fan Choice Bobblehead
9-Sep Orioles Manny Machado Garden Gnome
10-Sep Astros George Springer “Outfield Wall Catch” Bobblehead
10-Sep Braves Chipper Jones “2000 All-Star Game” Bobblehead
10-Sep Marlins Gary Sheffield 1996 All-Star bobblehead
10-Sep Pirates Francisco Liriano bobblehead
10-Sep Yankees Dellin Betances
13-Sep Cardinals Jim Edmonds mini bobble (special tix)
16-Sep Cubs Kyle Shwarber “Home Run” Bobblehead
17-Sep Braves Bobby Cox “Carried Off” bobblehead
17-Sep Diamondbacks David Peralta
17-Sep Giants Tito Fuentes bobblehead (special tix req’d)
17-Sep Mets Bobblehead (unspecified)
17-Sep Orioles Orioles Bobblehead (TBA)
20-Sep Dodgers Bobblehead #10
24-Sep Marlins Jim Leyland 1998 All-Star bobblehead
27-Sep Cardinals Randy Flores mini bobble (special tix)
27-Sep Nationals Nationals Gnome/Elf (TBA)
30-Sep Nationals Nationals Branded Donkey or Elephant Figurine
1-Oct Cardinals David Eckstein Bobblehead
1-Oct Yankees Roger Maris

Planning for Bobbles


c12d51868f6da4a15c087f5bb547dceaOn this cold winter’s day, I thought it would help if we looked forward to baseball season. And since yesterday’s post was about bobbleheads, today I thought I’d follow up with the list so far of bobblehead and gnome giveaways for 2016. The Brewers have announced they are giving away several bobbleheads during Spring Training, and they also have several bobbleheads giveaways for all fans during the season. Unfortunately, to date, only a few minor league teams have scheduled their bobblehead giveways, but I’m sure there will be more to come!

Happy Friday!

~ baseballrebecca

Date Team (MiLB teams in italics) Bobble or Gnome
30-Apr A’s Sean Doolittle Gnome
22-May A’s Josh Reddick bobblehead
16-Jul A’s Hello Kitty bobblehead
24-Apr Blue Jays Bobblehead # 1 – player TBD
29-May Blue Jays Delgado, Bautista, and Wells Trio Bobblehead
3-Jul Blue Jays Bobblehead # 2 – player TBD
24-Jul Blue Jays Bobblehead #3 – player TBD
14-Aug Blue Jays Stieb, Hentgen, and Halladay Trio Bobblehead
23-Apr Braves Caray-Van Wieren “Famous Calls” bobblehead
28-May Braves Chipper Rescues Freddie ATV bobblehead movie night
18-Aug Braves Andruw Jones Spiderman Catch bobblehead
17-Sep Braves Bobby Cox Carried Off bobblehead
4-Mar Brewers Jonathan Lucroy
6-Mar Brewers Vintage Brewers bobble
12-Mar Brewers Bud Selig
18-Mar Brewers Wily Peralta
21-Mar Brewers Paul Molitor
26-Mar Brewers Khris Davis
10-Apr Brewers Vintage Bobble in 1980s uniform
1-May Brewers Ryan Braun
29-May Brewers Kids’ Paint-Your-Own Bernie Bobblehead
12-Jun Brewers Barking Hank Bobblehead
26-Jun Brewers Greg Vaughn Bobblehead
31-Jul Brewers Jimmy Nelson Bobblehead
14-Aug Brewers Craig Counsell Bobblehead
16-Apr Cardinals Adam Wainwright
30-Apr Cardinals Trevor Rosenthal Bobblehead with sound chip
20-May Cardinals Yadier Molina garden gnome
4-Jun Cardinals Adam Wainwright and Yadier Molina “Final Out” Dual Bobblehead
22-Jul Cardinals Matt Holliday
6-Aug Cardinals Vintage Cardinal Bobblehead
9-Sep Cardinals Eddie Gaedel Bobblehead
1-Oct Cardinals David Eckstein Bobblehead
16-Apr Cubs Joe Maddon
30-Apr Cubs Ron Santo Replica Statue
5-Jul Cubs Antony Rizzo “Tarp Catch” Bobblehead
20-Jul Cubs Jake Arrieta Bobblehead
1-Aug Cubs Chris Bryant
16-Sep Cubs TBD Bobblehead
25-Apr Dodgers Clayton Kershaw
11-May Dodgers Dave Roberts
25-May Dodgers Adrian Gonzalez
8-Jun Dodgers Don Newcombe
22-Jun Dodgers Dusty Baker
2-Jul Dodgers 1981 Tri-MVP Bobblehead feat. Ron Cey, Steve Yeager, and Pedro Guerrero
26-Jul Dodgers Bobblehead #7
9-Aug Dodgers Bobblehead #8
20-Sep Dodgers Bobblehead #10
25-Sep Dodgers Bobblehead #9
23-Apr Giants Matt Duffy bobblehead
6-May Giants Brandon Crawford
30-Jun Lakewood Blue Claws Pork Roll bobblehead (attaches to 7/25 and 8/17 bobbleheads)
25-Jul Lakewood Blue Claws Egg bobblehead (attaches to 6/30 and 8/17 bobbleheads)
17-Aug Lakewood Blue Claws Cheese bobblehead (attaches to 6/30 and 7/25 bobbleheads)
30-Apr Mets Syndergaard-en Gnome
27-Aug Mets Matt Harvey bobblehead
17-Sep Mets Bobblehead (unspecified)
18-Jul Phillies Maikel Franco Bobble Figurine
17-Apr Pirates Josh Harrison gnome
23-Jun Pirates Gerrit Cole bobblehead
11-Aug Pirates Jung Ho Kang bobblehead
10-Sep Pirates Francisco Liriano bobblehead
21-May Pirates “Raise the Jolly Roger” bobblehead
23-Apr Reds Joey Votto
7-May Reds Star Wars X-Wing Figher Mr. Redlegs Bobblehead
21-May Reds Ken Griffey Jr. Dual Bobblehead
11-Jun Reds Reds Garden Gnome
16-Jul Reds Zack Cozart Bobblehead
3-Sep Reds Super Saturday Bobblehead
10-Apr Rockies Nolal Arenado Diamond Leader Bobblehead
23-Jul Rockies Star Wars Bobblehead
6-Aug Rockies Bobblehead (unspecified)
4-Sep Rockies Bobblehead (unspecified)
7-May White Sox Chris Sale K-Counter Bobbblehead
9-Apr Wisconsin Timber Rattlers Fang & Whiffer Double Bobblehead
17-Apr Wisconsin Timber Rattlers Matt Erickson
30-Apr Wisconsin Timber Rattlers Jason Rogers
15-May Wisconsin Timber Rattlers Fang & Hank the Dog double bobblehead
9-Jun Wisconsin Timber Rattlers Jake Gatewood (wearing Salute to Cows Jersey)
26-Jun Wisconsin Timber Rattlers Cory Chisel (Appleton native, Grammy nominated song writer)
30-Jun Wisconsin Timber Rattlers Khris Davis (wearing Military Appreciation Jersey)
24-Jul Wisconsin Timber Rattlers Orlando Arcia
5-Aug Wisconsin Timber Rattlers David Ortiz
22-Aug Wisconsin Timber Rattlers Monte Harrison
1-Sep Wisconsin Timber Rattlers Fan’s Choice Bobblehead

Bobblehead Ticket Plans


Manny-Machado-Jonathan-Schoop-Bobblehead-Fredrick-Keys-Ticket-Plan-Special-ItemMinor league baseball teams compete with a plethora of other entertainment options, not the least of which is Major League Baseball. MLB makes it money from a variety of sources, including TV deals, ticket sales, and official team merch. MiLB teams don’t have the same sources of income, so ticket sales – and the corresponding concession sales – are a HUGE part of their profits. Thus, minor league baseball teams often find unique ways to get people to the ballpark.

Perhaps one of the most ingenious ways of selling tickets is to tie them to bobblehead giveaway days. For example, the Bridgeport Bluefish of the independent Atlantic League is offering a Bobble Head Plan for 2016, which includes tickets to five Bluefish games “where only those who purchase the plan will receive a limited edition bobble head at each game.” (Bobbles to be named later.) Plus, with every plan purchased you can select “one of three great prizes,” one of which is a Pete Rose bobblehead. Not bad if you live in Connecticut!

The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers also have a 2016 Bobblehead Package, for which they state, “By purchasing this package, fans will guarantee themselves a bobblehead and a ticket for all eleven games.” The 11 “guaranteed” bobbles include: team mascot, Fang; Jake Gatewood, Khris Davis, Orlando Arcia, and David Ortiz. It’s a little unclear how this guarantee will work out, but sounds like deal to me!

bobbleheadvote2_8lcufx1y_e4iq3rb5The Potomac Nationals have a pretty sweet deal themselves: with any of their season ticket plans or ticket packages, you get an “exclusive” season ticket holder bobblehead (although they don’t specify who that might be). You also get early entry into the stadium (15 minutes) for the games you have game plan tickets for, including giveaway days. This is a crucial benefit because those 15 extra minutes can make or break your ability to claim a bobblehead – especially when they’re only giving out a thousand or so. The P-Nats haven’t announced their bobblehead giveaways yet, but I’m considering a 5-game plan for the benefits alone! (In fact, through January 29, you can vote for this year’s Fan’s choice bobble giveaway – I’m voting every day for Gio and Stitch!)

The FrJonathan-Schoop-Bobblehead-Bowie-Baysox-Holiday-Ticket-Package-by-1-8-2016ederick Keys also have a great bobblehead deal this year. They are giving away the coveted “Manny Machado and Jonathan Schoop Exclusive High Five Double Bobblehead” with any ticket plan, including the 10-ticket reserved seat flex pack. You don’t have to be one of the first in line for a limited giveaway – you just have to send them your money and voila! the bobble is yours! Awesome! I’ll be picking up my double bobble at the first game I attend there this year.

My favorite bobblehead deal comes from the Bowie Baysox. Every year for the past several years they’ve offered a free bobblehead with a season ticket plan or undated ticket pack. I’ve gotten both Jake Arrieta and Manny Machado this way. This year, they offered Jonathan Schoop, who is now proudly displayed in my bobblehead cabinet.

Of course, Major League Baseball tends to follow MiLB when it comes to promotions. A few teams, including the Dodgers and Cardinals, are advertising mini plans that include dates where bobbleheads will be given out. They don’t, however, include any guarantee that you won’t have to get to the stadium 3 hours early to stand in line to be one of the lucky 25,000 who actually get the bobblehead. Maybe they’ll figure out how to do that for next year…

~ baseballrebecca

 

 

 

 

 

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