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Election promotion: Canaligator for president

We always see plenty of promotions tied to presidential elections, and here’s one of the first for the 2016 campaign: Canaligator, Lowell Spinners (short season A; NY-Penn League) mascot, is running for president. Many MiLB teams run some sort of electoral-related promo, especially during a presidential race. Most notably, the Goldklang Group runs a Bobblection across their […]

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Worst. Bobblehead. Ever.

We can definitively say this Barry Zito bobblehead issued by the Sacramento River Cats (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League) won’t win any awards this season. Oh, sure, there are issues with Zito’s face. But the biggest issue is a basic one: just check out where his glove is. (Via @checkwitek on Twitter; H/T USA Today.) […]

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Election yields bounty of candidate bobbleheads

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) […]

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Expecting a great night at McKechnie Field

You remember the drama last February at McKechnie Field, when Trevor Gooby delivered a baby outside the ballpark gates. In true MiLB form, the Bradenton Marauders are issuing a bobblehead to commemorate the occasion. The story: Gooby, the senior director of Florida operations for the Pittsburgh Pirates in Bradenton and GM of the Bradenton Marauders (High Class […]

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Bobbletail surfaces in Clearwater

We’ve seen bobbleheads, bobblehands and bobblefeet given away at the ballpark. Now comes a bobbletail, courtesy of the Clearwater Threshers (High Class A; Florida State League). At their June 1 game the Threshers are giving away a bobbletail of Winter to the first 2,000 fans at Bright House Field, as part of a community effort […]

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River City Wizards for a night

The River City Rascals (independent; Frontier League) will be the River City Wizards on Sept. 1, as the team honors longtime St. Louis coach Lonnie Maclin with an Ozzie Smith promotion. Smith is a longtime friend of Maclin, who played in twelve games for the Cardinals in 1993. Maclin suffered a stroke back in January […]

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Rascals to honor Maris, the True Home Run King

It’s the 50th anniversary of Roger Maris’s legendary 61-homer season, and the River City Rascals (independent; Frontier League) are honoring the former Yankee and Cardinal great with a bobblehead proclaiming him the True Home Run King. Maris’s accomplishment, already memorialized in film and the subject of memorials this season at Yankee Stadium, grabbed the attention […]

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