Archive for August 10th, 2008

OBAMA CONTINUES BOBBLECTION DOMINANCE

Barack Obama continued his dominance of Bobblection Week 2008, collecting nearly 60% of the vote on Sunday at Sioux Falls Stadium. Obama bobbleheads were selected over John McCain bobbleheads by a margin of 500 to 405, as Obama won for the fifth consecutive Bobblection. Obama has won all five states, and leads McCain 3,500 to 2,846 in total bobbleheads

Bobblection Week 2008 began on Wednesday night in New York at the home of the Hudson Valley Renegades. Obama won the first Bobblection in a narrow margin, 750 to 719. In an even closer vote on Tuesday, Obama made it two in a row, winning in Massachusetts as Brockton Rox fans gave him a 500 to 456 win. The first decisive victory for Obama came on Friday night in South Carolina when the fans of the Charleston Riverdogs overwhelmingly selected the democratic nominee 500 bobbleheads to just 360 for McCain. Obama clinched a victory in states won with a win in Minnesota on Saturday. The fans of the St. Paul Saints, despite being in the city of the Republican National Convention, selected Obama to the tune of 1250 bobbleheads to 906.

Bobblection Week 2008 will conclude with one final vote on Monday night at the Fort Myers (FL) Miracle game.

Here are the stats through the first 5:

TEAM OBAMA McCAIN

Hudson Valley, NY 750 (51.3%) 713 (48.7%)

Brockton, MA 500 (52.3%) 456 (47.7%)

Charleston, SC 500 (58.1%) 360 (41.9%)

St. Paul, MN 1250 (58%) 906 (42%)

Sioux Falls, SD 500 (55.2%) 405 (44.8%)

TOTALS 3,500 ( 55.2%) 2,846 ( 44.8%)

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This Week in Bobbleheads Part 12

The dog days of summer continue especially for the Brooklyn Cyclones this week! Here’s a look at the week ahead:

Cleveland Indians 8/11/08 Jhonny Peralta (Mini) – Fine Indians shortstop converts to miniature form.

Brooklyn Cyclones 8/11/08 Maverick The Wonder Dog (Mascot) – I wonder where they got this dog from? He doesn’t even participate in anything onfield, yet he’s a bobble.

Fort Myers Miracle 8/11/08 Presidential Bobble Election – Fans Vote – The final leg of the Election. Can Obama sweep?

Lowell Spinners 8/11/08Tom Glavine (300 Wins) – Special honor for this Billerica native.

Joliet Jackhammers 8/12/08 Jammer (Bobblebelly) (Mascot) – Lovable mascot will be a big favorite in Belly form

Trenton Thunder 8/13/08 Ian Kennedy – This time Ian flies solo in bobble form.

Casper Ghost 8/14/08 Tom Browning – Once pitched a perfect game in Cincinnati, he gets the honor here.

Clinton Lumberkings 8/15/08 Grady Sizemore – Another resin figure for Grady’s Ladies.

Grand Prairie Airhogs 8/15/08 Pete Incaviglia – “Inky” struts his stuff in the American Association.

Houston Astros 8/15/08 Milo Hamilton – HOF Broadcaster in his first solo bobble.

Mahoning Valley Scrappers 8/16/08 Kelly Pavlik (Boxer) – Local fave gets his due.

Orange County Flyers 8/16/08 James Denton (Desperate Housewives) – 2nd time that the team owner has had his own bobble.

Quad Cities River Bandits 8/16/08 Presidential Bobble Election – Fans Vote – Not part of the Goldklang group’s poll, but certainly makes a good add on.

San Angelo Colts 8/16/08 TBA – I will update this as soon as the team gives more info.

Southern Illinois Miners 8/16/08 Ralph Santana – Popular player coach on a team that last year featured Danny Almonte.

Brooklyn Cyclones 8/17/08 Carl Erskine – Former Brooklyn Dodger will be there for autographs as well.

Columbus Clippers 8/17/08 Brandon Watson – Had a 43 game hitting streak in the IL in 2007 breaking the mark of Jack Lelivelt who set the previous record in 1912.

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Obama Victorious in ‘Vital’ St. Paul Saints’ Bobblection

ST. PAUL – U.S. Sen. Barack Obama handily defeated Sen. John McCain in the “Bobblection” held at Midway Stadium Saturday evening, before the St. Paul Saints beat the Fort Worth Cats 9-7. Obama’s strong showing in this important indicator of public opinion comes as his Minnesota campaign is gaining strength and momentum statewide. The Saints’ Bobblection track record cannot be questioned – in 2004, it correctly predicted the Minnesota results in the general election.

“Senator Obama is humbled that Saints fans recognize the need for real leadership to address the issues middle-class families are dealing with every day,” Obama’s Minnesota spokesman Nick Kimball said. “Saints fans are truly representative of Minnesota – hard working folks who enjoy a beautiful night of outdoor baseball.”

Obama’s strong showing – in what the McCain campaign acknowledged was a “vital contest” – came despite the strongest efforts of the McCain campaign to turn out in “full force” Saturday night.

Obama will build off the momentum gained from the Bobblection victory by continuing to build the strongest grassroots organization ever assembled in the state. Thousands of Minnesotans are invested in the campaign and are working in their own neighborhoods to bring real change and get our country back on track.

Obama will try to keep his streak alive tonight in Sioux Falls and with if he wins there he will go for the sweep tomorrow night in Fort Myers.