Saturday, May 14, 2011

Orioles Bobblehead of the Week- Buck Showalter Preview

The Orioles have released an image of the Buck Showalter bobblehead giveaway on June 25. Sorry the pictures not any bigger, but I can only work with what they have on the website, and if you make it larger, it gets all fuzzy and distorted.

It's a classic "manager leaning on the dugout railing" pose that I've seen before, but I don't think the Orioles have ever made a bobblehead with this specific pose, so I'm excited to add it to my collection.

The O's still haven't released any images of the Brian Matusz bobble that will be given away on August 6, but I hope they post one soon. Maybe they're waiting for Matusz to actually appear in a game before releasing the image. And I'm still holding out hope for a late addition to the promotional schedule of an O's Vladdy bobble, but knowing how the team does these things, I'm not gonna hold my breath. 

One thing the O's changed this year is that both bobbleheads are being given away on Saturdays, whereas in past years, they normally gave away bobbles on weeknights to bring more people out to the Yard. I feel like this will result in a lot more people with bobbleheads who don't particularly want one, so maybe I can snag a few extras that are left behind at the end of the game. I just hope that they aren't coming out of the boxes broken like many of last season's mini-bobble giveaways. 

See you at the Yard on June 25th and August 6th!


zman40 said...

That is the first bobblehead that I have seen in that pose. I like it.

dodgerbobble said...

Love it! It has a nice black hat, perfect for an autograph.

This seems to be a trend this year. The Padres just put out a Bud Black in the same pose. The Dodgers are giving away a Don Mattingly like this on June 1.

Core Contrarian said...

Ha ha! I have done that too. Glance down the aisles after a giveaway game for any leftovers but never had any luck.

Post it when you get it!

Ryan aka Orioles Magic said...

Zman- I've seen others like it, but don't remember which teams they were for.

DB- Good call, I like signed bobbleheads, but don't often lug them around because I'm afraid I will break them.

CC- I've found a few broken bobbleheads, but nothing worth keeping. Maybe this time around.