Posts Tagged ‘2008’

This Week in Bobbleheads Part 17

This will be the final entry for bobblehead promos for 2008. I would like to thank Brian and Eric for not only finding me but giving me the honor and priviledge to provide the weekly bobblehead calendar. For those of you that collect bobbles in other sports, hockey and basketball promo schedules are slowly arriving and I keep track of those as well.  Come see it all for yourselves at http://thetruebobbleheadboard.yuku.com .  Build your bobble collection today!!!

Cincinnati Reds 9/16/08 Tom Browning (Perfect Game) – Come celebrate the 20th anniversary of Browning’s perfecto with a bobblehead.

Chicago Cubs 9/17/08 Carlos Zambrano – Nice coincidence that they give this 3 days after his 2008 no-no vs. Houston.

Florida Marlins 9/19/08 Jeff Conine – Won the fan poll for their 15th anniversary bobble.

Tampa Bay Rays 9/20/08 Troy Percival Figurine – The mystery figurine features the Rays ’08 closer.

St. Louis Cardinals 9/26/08 Red Schoendienst – HOF manager gets his honor in resin.

This Week in Bobbleheads Part 16

Major Leagues are the only representatives for pretty much the rest of the season, so the remaining posts here will be few but we’ll take what we can get here.  For a total reprise of the 2008 season in bobbleheads, just visit http://thetruebobbleheadboard.yuku.com .  Come in, register, and trade with us.

San Francisco Giants 9/8/08 – Lefty O’Doul – This is part of a Pacific Coast League Tribute Night ticket offering.

Atlanta Braves 9/9/08 Bobby Cox – This date is a makeup from a rainout earlier in the season. It is the second bobblehead for Cox.

Pittsburgh Pirates 9/12/08 Rennie Stennett – Final part of the Lumber Company series.

Arizona Diamondbacks 9/13/08 Dan Haren – First NL bobble for Haren after being portrayed in an A’s uniform.

Cleveland Indians 9/13/08 Grady Sizemore (in a car) – Wonder if it comes with Grady’s Ladies riding shotgun?

Cleveland Indians 9/14/08 Fausto Carmona Bullpen Car Bobblehead – Will the old Bullpen Buggies come back?

Sacramento believes in Obama in Bobbleelection

Another area of the country has spoken and Barack Obama has made a clean sweep of this year’s bobbleelections. The Rivercats are the 8th team to have such a promotion and although results were not published, I was told that the Obama bobbles ran out about 10 minutes prior to the McCains. 750 of each were distributed.

Imagine if they had Biden and Palin bobbles? I would think Palin would win since she’s better looking than Biden, haha.

This Week in Bobbleheads Part 15

The days get shorter and so do the list of promos in September. Nontheless, I will be around to give information on every bobble promo till the end of 2008 and beyond. Here’s this week’s action.

Delmarva Shorebirds 9/1/08 Irv Brumbley – Friendly usher at Purdue Stadium will even sign them for fans.

Iowa Cubs 9/1/08 Tony LaRussa – I think he played in Iowa during his playing days.

Lowell Spinners 9/1/08 Jonathan Papelbon Bronze Statuette – Spinners also have a plan if you buy 4 tix to this game or the 9/2 game that you get a Pap bobble as well.

Orem Owlz 9/3/08 Chris Pettit – Named Angels organizational player of the month for June 08.

West Michigan Whitecaps 9/4/08 Curtis Granderson – Playoff giveaway as the Whitecaps play for another championship.

Bridgeport Bluefish 9/5/08 TBA – This is totally hush hush probably until the day of the giveaway.

Minnesota Twins 9/6/08 Rick Aguilera – Former Twin from the 1987 World Series Champion Team.

San Francisco Giants 9/6/08 Bengie Molina – This leaves Yankees catcher Jose as the only Molina not to have a bobble.

Milwaukee Brewers 9/7/08 Corey Hart – great end of the year honor for this 2008 all-star.

New York Mets 9/7/08 Johan Santana – Being given to kids 12 and under only.

St.Louis Cardinals 9/7/08 Albert Pujols – Could be in a batting champ pose.

Toronto Blue Jays 9/7/08 Joe Carter Figurine – World Series hero gets a statue.

Obama doesn’t need the Goldklangs to win another BobbleElection

The eyes of the nation were focused on Davenport, Iowa, on Saturday night, as Iowa’s first unofficial election ahead of the 2008 Presidential Election was held at Modern Woodmen Park prior to the Quad Cities River Bandits’ 6:00 p.m. game against the Burlington Bees.

The result of the “Bobble-Election” was an emphatic show of support for the Democratic Party, as Barack Obama defeated John McCain in a landslide, taking 1,000 votes to McCain’s 575.

“The people have spoken, and there is no question that the campaigns are watching,” said team owner Dave Heller. “As the first major straw poll being held, this unofficial election at Modern Woodmen Park will set the tone for the race that is to come. The Quad Cities have sent a clear message to the rest of the country and John McCain will have to try to overcome that.”

When the gates opened at 4:30 p.m., the River Bandits had 1,000 bobblehead dolls in the likeness of each candidate. Fans passing through the turnstiles had a simple choice: enter through the left gate to receive an Obama bobblehead, or the right gate to get a McCain bobblehead. When the 1,000th Obama bobblehead was handed out at approximately 5:15 p.m., the polls closed and Democratic candidate Barack Obama earned the River Bandits official endorsement for the 2008 Presidential Election.

“We were very impressed by the large number of fans that arrived early to Modern Woodmen Park tonight,” said team Vice President/General Manager Kirk Goodman. “It shows how much the people of the Quad Cities care about the upcoming Presidential election. Providing premium giveaways like these bobbleheads are something that we take pride in offering our fans, and there is still one bobblehead giveaway left featuring former Quad Cities outfielder Rick Ankiel on August 29.”

Obama did not have a verbal comment when asked about his resounding victory, but the Senator did not hide his ear-to-ear grin while repeatedly nodding in the affirmative and giving his supporters and enthusiastic “thumbs-up”.

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%)

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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