Shipped in a paper bag.
I just won an eBay auction for a Catfish Hunter bobblehead. When I received it in the mail, the bobblehead was shipped in a brown paper bag.
The bobblehead came in its original box. But other than that, the entire thing was just shipped in a bag. No protection. No extra box. No packaging peanuts. Nothing.
Fortunately there was no damage, but this is the first time I have ever seen a bobblehead shipped this way. These things are fragile and can break easily if dropped once. Yet here we are.
The called shot.
Giving away a bobblehead commemorating the moment an opposing player swept you out of the World Series? Sure, the Cubs would do that.
Well, actually, this is a pretty cool bobblehead right here. You can debate whether or not the called shot happened, but it’s part of baseball history. It also happened at Wrigley Field and the 100-year anniversary wanted to celebrate that.
I just picked up the bobblehead and holding a piece of history in bobblehead form is pretty cool. Even though the bobblehead isn’t even of a Cubs player, it’s a great thing to have as a baseball fan.
I also have the Rick Monday bobblehead the Dodgers gave away so this isn’t the first time I did pick up a bobblehead like this. It’s pretty cool and I am glad I have this one now.
PHOTOS FROM MY TRIP
I just got back from a game in San Bernadino to see the Inland Empire 66ers (Angels Single-A affiliate) take on the Visalia Rawhide (D-Backs Single-A affiliate). I had never been to this stadium before and I decided why not when my friend invited me. Plus there was a bobblehead giveaway.
The stadium was really small, but as you can see by the photos in the link above, the food was great. The experience is what I love about minor league parks. There are silly moments with fans, crazy sound bites from the PA system and the intimacy in small parks. I had a great time and I wouldn’t mind going again. And Adam Eaton was on rehab assignment, so I got to see him as well as some other prospects that could make the big leagues in a couple years.
But now that I am in the LA area, time to visit other minor league parks that are close by too. I love baseball. Good stuff!
I tweeted this out on Monday but this needs to be shown again. After taking the A’s organization by storm, the Bernie Lean now is in Oakland form as the team unveils the bobblehead that features Coco Crisp and the dance itself.
It’s so silly and so Oakland that I am going to make sure I am at this game. Kids will love it. Adults will love it. It’s a great giveaway that everyone wants to get a piece of.
It’s not a bobblehead, it’s a bobble lean. It’s like the bobble belly, but better.
The Oakland A’s have been announcing their upcoming promotions on their Twitter and this is probably the one I am most excited about.
The jersey is fine but the bobblehead is going to be a hot item. And the fact that the team is running with their “Cespedes for the Rest of Us” campaign for Yoenis is even better.
This has even got me excited. I know which game I’m going to!
Pretty sick bobblehead
Last night the Lakers finally granted Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s wish of having a statue of the Hall of Famer outside Staples Center.
But what’s more important is that they also gave out bobbleheads of Abdul-Jabbar to fans.
I want this bobblehead but looking on eBay, it’s expensive. Craig’s List is not much help either.
The 49ers opened up their new store and one of the things they’re selling is this Patrick Willis bobblehead. The photo of this, provided by manufacturer Forever Collectibles, shows Willis in attack mode.
Forever Collectibles is one of the top bobblehead companies in America but unfortunately, the bobblehead of Willis feature some issues.
The main one that you probably notice are the sleeve stripes. I know that the stripes are truncated, but these aren’t even horizontal. The vertical stripes is just carelessness to detail.
If you have a Vin Scully bobblead, throw it to the sky!
I have not met one baseball fan that doesn’t appreciate what Vin Scully means to the game. So when I found out the Dodgers were going to have a bobblehead day for him, I bought tickets immediately. It was something I knew I had to be a part of.
I got to the stadium really early. So early that I had to park my car near the park and wait until 4:30 for the parking gates to open up. Luckily I got there the time I did because if I had gotten there let’s say a half hour later, I would have been somewhere behind these thousand or so people.
There was yelling and pushing because when the gates opened, people that were in the back of the line that were looped around, just cut into it. Security said they couldn’t do anything and there was a lot more pushing going on. But at least for me, I got my bobbleheads easily. Two to be exact!
But other than that, it was a great experience.
I didn’t go to the game yesterday to get it, but a friend who did go to the game bought it off someone for $10. These are going for about $50 on eBay right now. Sweet!
This slide to me is one of the moments that helped me become a baseball fan. I didn’t even see it live when I was a kid but thanks to all those highlight reels, it’s embedded in me.
And what makes this so cool is that it’s really three bobbleheads. I have never seen a bobblehead giveaway done so well, but here we are. It’s pretty sweet I must say. I should get it in the mail at the end of the week. Can’t wait!
What a cool bobblehead.
Tonight I’ll be heading to the Coliseum and they’re giving away a Rollie Fingers bobblehead. Fingers is known for not only being a great closer but having the coolest handlebar mustache around.
That got me thinking about my favorite athletes and their facial hair. Here’s a quick slideshow of my top ten and why I dig their style so much. (This is in no particular order.)