Saturday, July 9, 2011

Orioles (Affiliate) Bobblehead of the Week- Manny Machado & CONTEST



This week I'm highlighting Orioles 2010 first round draft pick, Manny Machado, and his first professional bobblehead. Sorry for the crappy pictures but my phone was acting up due to some strange lighting in my house.


The O's lo-A affiliate, Delmarva Shorebirds, gave away Manny's first bobblehead to the first 1000 fans prior to to their game on July 1st. It figures that Manny had already been promoted to the hi-A Frederick Keys on June 22, but the giveaway was still very popular. 

It's hard to tell in these lo-res pictures, but the bobblehead's face doesn't look too much like Manny, but they did a good job with his "ready-to-field" stance. 


They also got his name and number right on the back, so that's good. And I don't know how to say this delicately, but Manny has some large ears, which are sized to scale on the bobble, so they did a nice job with that detail too.


The box is also really well done, specifically the action shot on the right side. You can kind of see it in my picture, but it looks like Manny has just avoided being taken out in a double play and is about four feet off the ground. 


This picture shows the best close-up of Manny's face. I like how the Shorebirds had the action shots wrap around the box. That's a nice touch.


What's that? Some of you only clicked on this post because I mentioned something about a contest in the title?  


Well, in next Saturday's Bobblehead of the Week post, I will be announcing the winner of this 2009 SGA Adam Jones bobblehead. 

Entering the contest is easy, and pretty standard.

First, you must be a follower of the blog.

Second, leave a comment on any of my posts this week. You can earn one entry for each post you comment on, and since I pretty much post daily, you can earn up to seven entries this way. 

Third, if you are also a blogger, and share this contest with your readers, you will earn another entry. Just leave the link in the comments, which automatically earns you another entry. Easy right?

Good luck everyone!

16 comments:

Greg Zakwin said...

Oooh, a contest. Always fun. And that is one sweet Jones bobble. Love the gum aspect of it.

dodgerbobble said...

I'm in. I want this one.

Ryan said...

It's interesting that his jersey # is 21. Obviously Nick the Stick wears that # right now and will probably be around when Manny makes his debut.

Greg Zakwin said...

Contest pimped, good sir.

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cubsfan731 said...

I really want this one. I've missed out on DodgerBobble's contests, and only have two full-size bobbleheads in my collection: John Gall and a mailman that I got as a gift. Yes, a mailman.

Ryan aka Orioles Magic said...

Thanks for the comments guys. It looks like this one might be an easy win at this point, but we'll see how many people might get in on it over the week.

Ryan, I noticed Machado's number too. I guess we can hope that is a conflict that the team is faced with!

Craig said...

Hey Ryan - it's Craig. Hope you got the Bowie ticket vouchers in the mail safely! I got the Showalter package as well...nice trade!

I'd love to enter into the Adam Jones bobble contest!

Thanks, and good job blogging!

Craig said...

BTW, I agree with you also. The Machado pose looks pretty unique, but the face doesn't look anything like him!

The Jones is a sweet looking bobble. It looks somewhat accurate, and it's a pretty cool pose. Unfortunately I was out of town when they gave this one out in '09, so here's hoping I win :)

Take care,

BA Benny said...

Bobble Heads are fun, I'm game

zman40 said...

I am glad I made it back home before this one ended. You know I am down for some bobbleheads.

thewritersjourney said...

Am I too late? Link going up on The Writer's Journey shortly...

thewritersjourney said...

Forgot to mention, my Google ID is "Bubba"...that's what I used to follow.

BigD said...

My son collects bobbleheads, so count me in, thanks.

dawgbones said...

Hey, better late then never. I've been traveling this week and left the laptop at home... I've been a follower for a while and I'm always up for a contest.
thanks

Dan said...

very cool bobblehead. Thanks for the contest.

JoesAutographs said...

I want 2 win