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Altoona Curve 8/20/08 Todd Parnell – Can’t think of a player to honor? Why not use the GM’s image? It’s a no brainer, lol.
Corpus Christi Hooks 8/20/08 Hunter Pence Figurine – Big week in Corpus with the Pence figure followed by a Presidential bobble.
Long Island Ducks 8/20/08 Bud Harrelson/Dan Dantona Double – Dantona Industries has always been the sponsor for Buddy’s bobble, now we get to see what the owner of the company looks like.
Philadelphia Phillies 8/20/08 Chase Utley – Another Utley? Can’t Philly come up with someone else to honor?
Trenton Thunder 8/20/08 Jose Tabata – Was part of the deal that brought Xavier Nady, Damaso Marte to the Yankees from the Pirates, yet too late to switch bobble likenesses.
Los Angeles Dodgers 8/21/08 Joe Beimel – The fans spoke up and Beimel wins a figure giveaway.
Norfolk Tides 8/21/08 Justin Upton – Iustin completes the Local Heroes series.
Sioux Falls Canaries 8/21/08 Dan Christopherson – Part of the Cartwright Brothers group. Dan stands alone this time.
Lexington Legends 8/22/08 Josh Anderson Figurine – Astros prospect now has something for the mantle.
Peoria Chiefs 8/22/08 Roofman (Mascot) – I guess this is different from a prior Dayton one.
Salem Avalanche 8/22/08 Tim Wakefield – Another bobble for the knuckler.
San Francisco Giants 8/22/08 Renel Brooks-Moon (PA Announcer) – First female PA announcer in MLB to have this honor.
Arizona Diamondbacks 8/23/08 Eric Byrnes – Byrnes has his first NL bobble after being honored previously by the A’s.
Auburn Doubledays 8/23/08 Rich Wild (Groundskeeper) – Follows in the footsteps of Opie Cheek, Thomas Marks and Nicole Sherry as the only groundskeepers with bobbles.
Batavia Muckdogs 8/23/08 Chase Utley – 2nd Phillies All-Star to have a bobble here along with a previous Ryan Howard.
Binghamton Mets 8/23/08 Steve Kraly – Popular Yankees pitcher in the 1950s still is the official scorer for the BMets.
Charleston Riverdogs 8/23/08 Ken Carrington (PA Announcer) – Carrington won the fan’s hearts so he gets his bobble.
Charlotte Knights 8/23/08 Homer (Mascot) – The lovable dragon continues as a mainstay for the Knights.
Colorado Rockies 8/23/08 Todd Helton – A future HOFer with Colorado.
Corpus Christi Hooks 8/23/08 Teddy Roosevelt – Finishes off a busy promo week in Texas.
Lake County Captains 8/23/08 Wally Walleye (Mini) Mascot) – Completes the mini fish series.
Portland Beavers 8/23/08 Lucky (Mascot) – Never really knew that Beavers were lucky.
Potomac Nationals 8/23/08 Justin Maxwell (Mini) – Up and coming Nationals star was supposed to have a regular size bobble but got cut down to size as a mini.
Vermont Lakemonsters 8/23/08 Orlando Cabrera – First ever bobble giveaway in Vermont for this popular former Expo.
Milwaukee Brewers 8/24/08 J.J. Hardy – Streaky SS gets to immortalize himself.