I remember the day when bobblehead days at stadiums were so sacred that people were camping out like a day in advance to land Ichiro’s first bobblehead and my dumbass showed up at 10 AM in Cincinnati for a 7:35 PM start time (that will clue the die hards that it was at Old Riverfront Stadium) just to land Adam Dunn’s first bobblehead.
The Reds beat the Padres 9-0 that night, and I harassed the living dogshit out of Bubba Trammel from my upper deck seat during batting practice. The things children do in boredom.
It kind of cheapified the whole thing for me when I found out the first 20,000 fans got the Dunn bobblehead that day – I was a rookie to the experience and thought it would be some type of exclusive thing and there wouldn’t be enough and I would have a rare artifact on my hands in the form of a baseball collectible. And when I got in the stadium there were Dunn bobbleheads laying in the aisle ways, people were taking four and five home somehow. My car broke down that night on the way home.
Today, that bobblehead is somewhere under the bed in my room at my parents house. The bobblehead never got listed on eBay and if it did it’s probably worth less than it would cost to ship it.
But here, yes; here we have a bobblehead which is worth the purchase of a ticket and a little early arrival to land one. This is Bryce Harper’s first bobblehead, and it’s done a lot better than the old Adam Dunn one that I landed in 2002. It’s next Saturday against the Rockies in D.C., the only hope is that Harper is either in the lineup or on his way back. It’s like; some type of rule that you can’t miss your own bobblehead night. Especially not your bobblehead debut.
And if someone out in our nation’s capital wants to pick up an extra one of these beauties for me, I’ve got a 2002 Adam Dunn bobblehead from Old Riverfront Stadium with your name on it.
While we’re on the subject of baseball promotions, we should tell you of one of baseball’s best coming in 2012. If you’re going to be in Southern California in Late August, you better make it a priority to get down to Chavez Ravine. You’ll come away with quite a prize.
Hall of Fame Broadcaster Vin Scully will be featured on the club’s final bobblehead night on Aug. 30 when the Dodgers take on Arizona. Entering an unprecedented 63rd season broadcasting the Dodgers, Scully’s 62 years of consecutive service with the Dodgers is the longest of any sports broadcaster with one team. This marks the Hall of Famer’s first Dodger Stadium bobblehead.
We’re big fans of bobbleheads. After all the bright lights, glitter, and fancy hair clip giveaways; bobbleheads remain at the sanctum of baseball’s best freebies. If Vin Scully’s head is going to be on one; it’s worth getting to the stadium or paying a hefty price on eBay for.
Jason Heyward sounds like his return from a fractured ego sore right shoulder will happen tonight at Turner Field, and to really make everything smoothed over; it’s his bobblehead night!
Heyward told a person close to him this morning that he’s feeling good and ready to return to the lineup. After two minor league rehab games with Triple-A Gwinnett up in Indianapolis, Heyward traveled back to Atlanta today. Heyward will likely take batting practice before the Braves make a final decision on activating him but he told this person his shoulder is feeling as good as it’s felt in a long time and he’s “ready to get back to the office.”
Yea, whatever. Let’s just hope he hits .260 or better with some pop so that he doesn’t need to go back on the DL for some type of imaginary injury that multiple MRI’s cannot detect. We knew we never should have sponsored his B-R page.
You’ve seen this already. Well this video above brings a whole new level of awesomeness to it all. It’s really a shame that lost in the minute details of possibly the biggest series in Cincinnati in over a decade is that; well we got swept and we’re now in second place.
Hat tip: The Great One that is Mo Egger of 700WLW radio.
We’re not too happy about having to miss out on this one. Jay Bruce’s first bobblehead giveaway will be awarded to the first 30,000 fans in attendance at this Saturday’s afternoon game against the St. Louis Cardinals.
If we didn’t have a wedding to go to in Indiana, we’d surely be on hand for this. Instead, we’ll hope for the game to make National TV to see if the Reds can put together an initial winning record on Bruce’s bobblehead night.
Reminds us of Adam Dunn’s first bobblehead night in September 2002 at old Riverfront/Cinergy Field. Arrived at the stadium a bit early (like 1:00 PM). It was our first bobblehead night. We didn’t want to miss out. It wasn’t quite that big of a deal. No need to camp out. Our old Ford Explorer broke down. Didn’t get home until 4 in the morning. Fun times.