Friday, May 14, 2010
2010 Orioles Bobblehead Giveaways
As my friends and family would definitely confirm, I am a bobblehead guy. I probably have 40 different bobbles and would eventually like to building a shelf around the top of my room to display them all properly. For now, they are pretty much all over the place in my house.
When the Orioles announced earlier this year that they were doing a full-size Wieters bobblehead, as well as mini-bobbles of the outfielders, I got really excited. Too excited probably, but that's how I roll. Even though they include 3 mini versions, the O's haven't given away 4 bobbleheads in one season in recent memory, so this is exciting territory. They have only given away one bobblehead in each of the past two seasons, so that somewhat justifies my excitement.
I apologize for the small size of these pictures, but this is all that the Orioles website provided. At least they give you an idea of what the bobbleheads will look like.
I have to start out with the Wieters bobblehead, because he is my favorite player and the lone full-size bobble giveaway. It looks solid and will be the 3rd or 4th Wiety bobble in my collection. This will be given away on Wednesday, June 30th at the game against the A's.
Here is the OF mini-bobble trio. The O's website had a very cool picture of all three together, but I navigated away from the page before I took a screen grab. Since it was an ad, when I tried to reload the page something else showed up there. Oh well.
Nolan's bobble is available on Wednesday, May 26. Unfortunately, it seems like he might not be on the O's at that point, after he was sent to Norfolk on Tuesday.
Jonesy's bobble will be handed out at the game against the Marlins on Thursday, June 24. He's a lucky guy to get bobbleheads in back-to-back seasons.
Mini-bobble Kakes will complete the OF trio on Thursday, August 5. The O's play the Angels that day.
If you are interested in pictures or information about any of the other 2010 giveways, check it out here. I'm no corporate shill for the O's, but I always love to pick up giveways, especially the bobbleheads and I know that some of you might be interested too.