Thursday, June 01, 2017

June 2017 Bobbleheads

Perhaps the greatest bobblehead ever is being given out this month. What could be better than Madison Bumgarner arm-wrestling a grizzly bear? Almost worth buying the multi-game pack of tickets to secure this baby. If anyone has one for trade, remember I asked first.
 
The latest debate among the Braves’ group is the value of the upcoming Bartolo Colon bobblehead, since he is failing to pitch at a Cy Young pace. Soon some will also poo poo the Sliding Swanson bobble (or is it the Diving Dansby?), since the kid is playing like a rookie. I think people are just trying to drive prices down.
 
If last month’s Inciarte bobble was any indication, gathering bobbleheads at the Braves’ exquisite new ballpark is tons harder for a multitude of reasons:
(1) Unlike the 4:40 (or earlier) Turner Field opening time, only one gate opens at 5:30 at SunTrust – creating a massive logjam of fans.  
(2) Faraway parking eliminates any thought of returning to your car.
(3) Sneaking out is harder, especially with the one gate open.
(4) After 6 pm it’s easier to exit the other gates, but by that late hour all lines are long.
(5) Some gates run out of bobbles.
(6) Tickets this year are higher priced, and in greater demand. The Friday night bobblehead games will be sellouts, or close to it.
(7) No more dollar line. In twenty years at Turner Field I can count on one hand the number of regular-priced tickets I bought – and I attended games in 19 of those 20 years.
 
You could stand on the pedestrian bridge and buy bobbles from fans headed home, or sneak through the line multiple times, but that's not my style. So if you’re wondering why Braves bobbles are fetching higher prices this year, now you know.
 
Enough with the introductions – here are some of the bobbleheads being given away this month. I’ve highlighted some of my favorites. Let me know what I’ve missed and I’ll add them to the list.
 
6.01 THU Reds HOF Pete Rose
6.02 THU Maynards Chris Farley BH
6.02-3-4 Reds Iron Man BH
 
6.03 SAT Myrtle Beach mystery bobblehead
6.03 SAT Rome championship ring
6.03 SAT Quad City River Bandits Matt Adams BH
6.03 SAT Akron Rubber Ducks Marla Hooch BH
6.03 SAT Seattle Nelson Cruz BH
6.03 SAT Marlins Giancarlo Stanton HR Derby BH
6.03 SAT TEX Cole Hamels super hero BH
6.03 SAT Orioles Manny Machado Starting Lineup figure
6.03 SAT KC Alex Gordon BH
6.03 SAT Scranton Wilkes Barre RailRiders Reggie Jackson BH
 
6.04 SUN Jays Josh Donaldson BH
6.06 TUE Dodgers Justin Turner BH
6.06 TUE Portland Seadogs Mookie Betts
6.08 THU Cubs World Series MVP BH
6.08 THU Wisconsin Timber Rattlers Hank the Dog BH
 
6.09 FRI Altoona Will Ferrell more cowbell BH
6.09 FRI NYY Reggie Jackson BH
6.09 FRI Nats Tanner Roark BH
6.09 FRI STL Orlando Cepeda BH
6.09 FRI Astros Star Wars Return of the Beltran Jedi BH
6.09 FRI Pawtucket Paws Darth Vader mascot BH
6.09 FRI Louisville Bats Amir Garrett BH
6.09 FRI Braves Bartolo Colon BH 
6.10 SAT Gwinnett Rico Ruiz Superhero BH
6.10 SAT Rays Matt Duffy double play BH
6.10 SAT Potomac Pedro Severino BH
6.10 SAT Peoria Chiefs Dan Haren BH
 
6.11 SUN NH Fisher Cats Gold Ribbon gnome
6.12 MON Boston Chris Sale BH
6.13 TUE Royals Danny Duffy BH
6.13 TUE Columbus Clippers Jason Kipnis BH
6.13 TUE STL Scott Terry mini BH
6.14 WED South Bend Cubs Dexter Fowler BH
6.15 WED Tulsa manager Bobby Jones BH
6.15 WED Kane County Cougars Hawk Harrelson BH
6.15 THU A’s Big 3 BH: Hudson, Mulder, & Zito (group ticket)
6.16 FRI DET Michael Fulmer ROY BH
6.16 FRI Bham Terry Francona BH
6.16 FRI Braves Dansby Swanson w/life like locks
6.16 FRI Frisco Roughriders Yu Darvish
6.17 SAT PITT Jordy Mercer BH
6.17 SAT Wilmington Johnny Damon BH
6.17 SAT Lexington Coach Cal BH #2
6.17 SAT Tulsa Mickey Mantle ring
6.17 SAT Florence Freedom Kyle Schwarber BH
6.17 SAT CR Kernels Mike Trout BH 
6.17 SAT Bridgeport BH?
 
6.18 SUN Beloit Snappers Bruce Maxwell BH
6.18 SUN South Bend Cubs Eloy Jimenez BH
6.19 MON Nashville Franklin Barreto BH
6.21 WED Dodgers Andre Ethier BH
6.22 THU DBacks Robbie Ray K Counter BH
6.22 THU Tulsa storytime Trevor Story BH
6.22 THU Springfield Dexter Fowler BH
6.23 FRI South Bend Cubs Chris Bosio BH
6.23 FRI Altoona Luau Loco BH
6.23 FRI Scranton Wilkes Barre RailRiders Roger Clemens BH
 
6.24 SAT SF retro BH
6.24 SAT DBacks Paul Goldschmidt BH
6.24 SAT STL Bob Gibson final out BH 1 of 2
6.24 SAT Rays Kevin Kiermaier Star Wars BH
6.24 SAT Fresno Grizzlies Bumgarner arm-wrestling a grizzly bear
6.24 SAT Asheville Trevor Story BH
6.24 SAT Quad City River Bandits Jon Jay BH
6.24 SAT NO Baby Cakes Death Star baseball
6.24 SAT St Paul B Murray K Millar double BH
6.24 SAT Syracuse Stephen Strasburg

6.25 SUN STL kids Fredbird BH
6.25 SUN CWS kids Southpaw birthday BH
6.25 SUN Timber Rattlers Domingo Santana BH
6.26 MON Nashville Barry Zito BH
6.26 MON El Paso Manuel Margot
6.27 TUE Boston Manny Ramirez BH
6.27 TUE Charlotte stadium replica
6.28 WED Astros Game of Thrones Bad Ass Dragon
6.28 WED Bisons Atomic Wing
6.29 THU Kane County Cougars BH TBA
6.30 FRI Rancho Cucamonga Quakes Clayton Kershaw BH
6.30 FRI Pearl Dansby Swanson BH
7.01 SAT Pearl Ozzie Albies BH

3 comments:

Bill Adams said...

On the 22, Springfield is giving out Dexter Fowler.

STANLEY WITINSKI said...

6/3 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders Reggie Jackson
6/24 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders Roger Clemens

David said...

Thanks, guys!