Ah short season A ball fans rejoice as your seasons kick in, which gives us even more choices as far as bobblehead giveaways. Here’s the week ahead:
Brooklyn Cyclones 6/23/09 Barack Obama – First 2,500 – The 3rd bobblehead of the season for our 44th president actually convinced GM Steve Cohen to change the name of the team for 1 night only to the Baracklyn Cyclones, complete with commemorative jersies that all bear 44.
Fargo-Moorhead Redhawks 6/24/09 Chris Coste – First 1,000 – nice honor for Phillies backup catcher who paid his dues here first on his road to the majors.
Reading Phillies 6/24/09 Charlie Manuel – First 2,000 – It’s now Reading’s turn for the Phillies manager to bobble along.
Lehigh Valley IronPigs 6/25/09 FeFe (Mascot) – First 2,500 17 and under – A female pig mascot, beware of the pulled pork sandwiches that night.
Wisconsin Woodchucks 6/25/09 Jim Gantner (Woodchucks Uni) – First 500 – Gantner maintains his Brewer roots in managing this independent team.
Altoona Curve 6/26/09 Nate McLouth – First 1,000 – Pirates fans must still be stinging over this trade.
Lansing Lugnuts 6/26/09 Ryan Dempster – First 1,000 – Dempster must have rehabbed there when it was a Cubs affiliate.
Southern Maryland BlueCrabs 6/26/09 Roofman (Mascot) – First 1,000 -Have no clue how they got the name for this mascot.
West Michigan Whitecaps 6/26/09 Dave Bergman – First 1,000 – This includes an appearance and signing by the former Yankee and Tiger 1b.
Wichita Wingnuts 6/26/09 Kevin Hooper – First 1,000 – Rookie manager was a former prospect for the Yanks.
Everett Aquasox 6/27/09 Grady Sizemore – First 1,000 – Bobblehead depicts Grady in a local high school jersey.
Northwest Arkansas Naturals 6/27/09 Vance Wilson – First 2,500 – Can we hope that this one doesn’t look as bad as the Kaiahue?
Quad Cities River Bandits 6/27/09 Hillary Clinton – First 2,000 – The first non election bobblehead of our new secretary of state.
Reno Aces 6/27/09 Mayoral Bobble Election – Fans Vote – 1,250 bobbleheads each of Reno Mayor Bob Cashell and Sparks Mayor Geno Martini. The first 2,500 Aces fans will get to choose, until one runs out.
Milwaukee Brewers 6/28/09 Jason Kendall – Every team that Jason has been with has given him a bobblehead. He must be doing something right.
Tampa Bay Rays 6/28/09 James Shields – First 10,000 14 and under – First ever bobblehead for this 2008 AL Champ.
I’d like to thank Scott Cursi for presenting me with the Navarro bobblehead that Tampa gave out last week and a big shoutout to Evan Longoria who autographed his Long Beach State bobblehead for me. This week’s travels take me to Brooklyn and Reading. Follow my trails or follow my forum at http://thetruebobbleheadboard.yuku.com/