Saturday, March 08, 2014

2014 Bobblehead Schedule

Each spring I love to see what bobbleheads will be given away during the baseball season. I plan on going to all six bobblehead games at Turner Field and three or four at Gwinnett, but it looks doubtful I’ll make it to any other team’s giveaway day. I always check the Cincinnati Reds and Tampa Bay Rays schedule, to temp me to take a road trip. August 6-7-8-9 looks tempting - a Cincy/Nashville/Asheville swing – three bobbleheads in four days, though that would be an expensive trip.

March 1 (Sat) UGA GymDogs Courtney Kupets BH
March 1 (Sat) Brewers Carlos Gomez BH
March 3 (Mon) Brewers Hank Aaron BH
March 6 (Thu) Brewers Ben Oglivie BH
March 10 (Mon) Brewers George Boomer Scott BH
March 15 (Sat) Brewers Polish Sausage BH
March 17 (Mon) Brewers Gorman Thomas BH
March 22 (Sat) Brewers Harvey Kuenn BH
March 27 (Thu) Brewers Ryan Braun BH

April 1 (Tue) Angels Mike Trout BH
April 5 (Sat) Rays Wil Myers ROY BH
April 7 (Mon) Red Sox David Ortiz BH
April 9 (Wed) Giants Hunter Pence BH
April 10 (Thu) Braves Hank Aaron BH (got)
April 10 (Thu) UGA Gordon Beckham BH (got)
April 11 (Fri) Cardinals Michael Wacha NLCS MVP BH
April 18 (Fri) Cubs Joe Tinker BH
April 24 (Thur) Dodgers Clayton Kershaw Cy Young BH
April 25 (Fri) Giants Duane Kuiper BH
April 26 (Sat) Tennessee Smokies Javier Baez BH
April 27 (Sun) Brewers Carlos Gomex BH
April 27 (Sun) Nationals Jordan Zimmerman BH
April 30 (Wed) Red Sox Dustin Pedrola BH

May weekends: Reds HOF Sparky Anderson BH
May 2 (Fri) Cubs Red Grange BH
May 2 (Fri) Angels Josh Hamilton BH
May 10 (Sat) Reds Homer Bailey dual no hitter BH
May 10 (Sat) Charleston Tony the Peanut Man BH
May 11 (Sun) Brewers Kyle Lohse BH
May 13 (Tue) Dodgers Yasiel Puig BH
May 16 (Fri) Cubs Babe Ruth Called Shot BH
May 16 (Fri) Nationals Wilson Ramos BH
May 22 (Thu) Braves Andrelton Simmons BH
May 24 (Sat) White Sox Chris Sale BH
May 27 (Tue) Dodgers Hyun-Jin Ryu BH

June weekends: Reds HOF Jim O'Toole BH
June 4 (Wed) Reds Aroldis Chapman BH
June 6 (Fri) Cubs All-American Girls BH
June 7 (Sat) Gwinnett Braves Mike Minor BH
June 7 (Sat) Orioles Manny Machado BH
June 10 (Tue) Phillies Chase Utley BH figurine 
June 14 (Sat) Asheville Tourists Mr. Moon BH
June 14 (Sat) Dodgers Tommy LaSorda BH
June 14 (Sat) Louisville Bats Homer Bailey BH
June 15 (Sun) Cardinals Jack Buck BH w/ voice chip
June 15 (Sun) Brewers Vintage BH
June 17 (Tue) Braves Greg Maddux BH
June 19 (Thur) Yankees Mark Teixeira BH
June 20 (Fri) Cubs Ernie Banks BH
June 21 (Sat) Reds Ken Griffey Jr 500th home run BH
June 26 (Thur) Dodgers Brian Wilson BH
June 27 (Fri) Birmingham Barons Julio Vinas BH
June 28 (Sat) Gwinnett Braves Chopper BobbleBank
June 28 (Sat) Giants Brandon Belt or Brandon Crawford BH
June 29 (Sun) Brewers Scooter Gennatt BH
June 29 (Sun) Nashville Sounds first wise man BH
June 30 (Mon) Nationals Bryce Harper BH

July weekends: Reds HOF Eric Davis BH
July 2 (Wed) Yankees Lou Gehrig BH
July 2 (Wed) Louisville Bats Jay Bruce BH
July 5 (Sat) Gwinnett Braves Julio Teheran BH
July 5 (Sat) Charleston RiverDogs Ghostbusters BH
July 6 (Sun) Cardinals Jim Edmonds BH
July 11 (Fri) Cubs Gale Sayers BH
July 11 (Fri) Nashville Sounds second wise man BH
July 12 (Sat) Dodgers Pee Wee Reese/Roy Campanella BH
July 12 (Sat) Reds Billy Hamilton bobble-legs
July 13 (Sun) Giants Angel Pagan BH
July 19 (Sat) Gwinnett Braves Ron Gant BH
July 19 (Sat) Charleston RiverDogs Bill Veeck BH
July 20 (Sun) Nationals Denard Span BH
July 25 (Fri) Cubs Jack Brickhouse BH
July 25 (Fri) Rome Braves Freddie Freeman BH
July 27 (Sun) Yankees Paul O'Neill BH
July 27 (Sun) Brewers Jim Henderson BH
July 31 (Thur) Dodgers Original 30 HR BH (Baker/Cey/Garvey/Smith)

Aug weekends: Reds HOF Barry Larkin BH
Aug 2 (Sat) Louisville Bats Joey Votto BH
Aug 6 (Wed) Reds Jay Bruce BH
Aug 8 (Fri) Cubs First Night Game BH
Aug 8 (Fri) Phillies Roy Halladay BH figurine
Aug 8 (Fri) Nashville Sounds vintage uniform BH
Aug 9 (Sat) Nashville Sounds third wise man BH
Aug 9 (Sat) Asheville Tourists Russell Wilson BH
Aug 13 (Wed) Braves Evan Gattis BH
Aug 15 (Fri) Cardinals Chris Carpenter retirement BH
Aug 17 (Sun) Rays Mr. Happy BH
Aug 17 (Sun) Nationals racing president Bill Taft BH
Aug 19 (Tue) Phillies Ryan Howard BH
Aug 19 (Tue) Charlotte Knights Jordan Danks BH
Aug 20 (Wed) Dodgers Zack Greinke BH
Aug 20 (Wed) Yankees Joe Girardi BH
Aug 21 (Thu) Nationals Ian Desmond BH
Aug 22 (Fri) Cubs Kerry Wood 20 Strikeout BH
Aug 24 (Sun) Brewers Jean Segura BH
Aug 24 (Sun) Yankees Hello Kitty BH
Aug 30 (Sat) White Sox Tony LaRussa BH
Aug 30 (Sat) Louisville Bats Johnny Cueto BH

Sept weekends: Reds HOF TBD BH
Sept 1 (Mon) Braves Bobby Cox BH
Sept 1 (Mon) Orioles Adam Jones BH
Sept 2 (Tue) Dodgers Magic Johnson BH
Sept 5 (Fri) Cubs Greg Maddux 3000th Strikeout BH
Sept 6 (Sat) Rays Evan Longoria 80’s hair band BH
Sept 7 (Sun) Dodgers A.J. Ellis BH
Sept 9 (Tue) Red Sox Pedro Martinez BH
Sept 9 (Tue) Yankees Lucy BH 
Sept 9 (Tue) Dodgers Babe Ruth BH
Sept 13 (Sat) Brewers Hank the Ballpark Pup BobbleHank
Sept 14 (Sun) Brewers Robin Yount BH
Sept 17 (Wed) Braves Tom Glavine BH
Sept 20 (Sat) Cardinals Jose Oquendo BH
Sept 21 (Sun) Orioles Fan's Choice BH
Sept 27 (Sat) Nationals Tyler Clippard BH

Did I miss any? Let me know!

I may have to make a work trip to Raleigh soon. If I wait til April there are several minor league teams in the area, but none are giving away bobbleheads. Duck Dynasty’s Mountain Man is making an appearance at three parks, including Gwinnett.

Augusta GreenJackets – no bobbleheads
Carolina Mudcats – no bobbleheads
Charleston RiverDogs - TBD
Chattanooga Lookouts - no bobbleheads
Columbia SC Blowfish – college summer league
Durham Bulls – no bobbleheads
Fayetteville NC SwampDogs – college summer league
Florence SC RedWolves – college summer league
Greensboro Grasshoppers – no bobbleheads
Greenville Drive - TBD
Huntsville Stars – no bobbleheads
Mrytle Beach Pelicans – no bobbleheads
Wilmington Sharks – college summer league
Winston Salem Dash – no bobbleheads

Sunday I scored an elusive prize – a San Diego Chicken bobblehead. Mascot bobbleheads are cute but creepy. So far I have collected eight: the Pittsburgh Pirate, Pittsburgh Penguin, Philadelphia Phil and Phyllis, the Washington Nationals racing president Thomas Jefferson, Milwaukee Brewers Italian Racing Sausage, the Boise State Bronco, and Chubby the Charlotte Checker (looks like our dog). Last week I also picked up the Bronco, a UPS driver, and ARod as a Texas Ranger. Time to slow down, considering I could get ten or eleven more this summer.

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