If it’s an election year, you can bet on a raftload of bobbleheads from minor-league and summer-collegiate baseball teams to commemorate the occasion — and maybe grant a little guidance to voters.
We’ve already seen at least two teams holding Obama vs. Romney bobblehead/wobblehead giveaways this season — the Madison Mallards (summer collegiate; Northwoods League) and Sacramento River Cats (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League) — and we’ve seen the Stockton Ports (High Class A; California League) give away a presidential seat cushion with candidate images on both sides.
The Goldklang Group produces the most extensive election bobblehead promotion in minor-league baseball, working with 10 teams over seven dates on Bobblection 2012. The Fort Myers Miracle (High Class A; Florida State League); Charleston RiverDogs, Asheville Tourists, Hickory Crawdads and Lakewood BlueClaws (Low Class A; Sally League); Hudson Valley Renegades (short season A; NY-Penn League); Pittsfield Suns (Futures Collegiate League); St. Paul Saints, Fargo-Moorhead Redhawks and Lincoln Saltdogs (independent; American Association). The promo is simple: a total of 1,000 Barack Obama and Mitt Romney bobbleheads (500 each) will be given away at each ballpark. Whichever candidate’s bobblehead is given away the fastest will determine the winner of the race.
This is the third time the Goldklang Group has launched this promotion, and the last two presidential elections have predicted the eventual winner of the presidential election. You can follow the results of the ballpark votes at the Bobblection 2012 website.
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