Archive for May 18th, 2009

Now Batting For The Milwaukee Brewers…

Former Brewers prospect Matt LaPorta was recently called up by his current team, the Cleveland Indians, which meant that it was only a matter of time before Milwaukee dug deep and recalled their remaining Wonder Mat(t).  Because if one WM is in the majors, the other one must be there as well.  Don’t ask me to explain why.  It’s science.

As noted by Extra P in the Z-Meter, Mat Gamel was promoted from AAA Nashville last week.  He was off to an okay start with the Sounds, which somehow belong to the Pacific Coast League, hitting .336 with eight homers and 31 RBI in 33 games.  His OPS was 1.075.  Eh, not bad, if guys who hit for both average and power are your “thing”.

The plan for Gamel is to get him some at-bats and a few starts to keep him fresh before interleague play starts.  His Brewers will visit LaPorta’s Indians from June 15-17, with the first game scheduled to appear on ESPN.

This Week in Bobbleheads – Week 7

While the Major League side of collecting this week looks to be very light, the Minors take center stage as the hobby continues .  Here’s this week’s lineup:

Los Angeles Dodgers 5/20/09 Casey Blake – The bearded wonder is the subject of LA’s first bobblehead of the year.

Trenton Thunder 5/20/09 Phil Coke – First 2,000 6 and over – Have a Coke and a smile!!!.

New Hampshire Fishercats 5/22/09 David Ortiz – First 2,000 – Another from Red Sox Nation but never played for the Cats, just against them.

Seattle Mariners 5/22/09 Felix Hernandez – First 20,000 – King Felix continues to rack up the resin figures.

Somerset Patriots /22/09 Travis Anderson Figurine – First 1,000 – Scored the game winning run enroute to the Patriots 4th Atlantic League title.

Stockton Ports 5/22/09 Chris Carter – First 1,000 – A’s got this prospect as part of the Dan Haren deal from the Dbacks.

Buffalo Bisons 5/23/09 Darryl Strawberry – First 4,000 – Buffalo’s first Met AAA bobblehead, which means no team history, just parent club history.

Quad Cities River Bandits 5/23/09 Pete Kozma – Cardinals first round pick in 2007.

St. Paul Saints 5/23/09 Al Franken/Norm Coleman Spinning “Count” Dual – First 1,000 – What a way to combine a Sesame Street character with one of the more confusing mayoral elections ever. Gee thanks Minnesota…First Jesse the Body Ventura, now this mess!!

Once again my travels take me to Trenton this week for the debut Coke bobblehead. Can’t wait to take it to the Stadium the next day to have him sign it live!!

The hobby lives on at http://thetruebobbleheadboard.yuku.com .  Stop in, post and trade with us.  It’s as easy as registering for an account.