The bobblehead giveaways at Dodger home games may have become too popular. The Daily News reports that the team this season imposed a one bobblehead-per-ticket holder limit to address complaints about shortages and deal with over-zealous souvenir collectors who purchased multiple tickets simply to get more of the figures. The Daily News, which describes Southern California as a “bobblehead epicenter,” describes how the new policy came into play:
So popular are Dodgers bobbleheads that this season the club was forced to implement a new policy: one bobblehead for each ticketed fan. That’s because some fans would buy up multiple inexpensive bleacher seats entitling them to bobbleheads for each at the gate – and some would even leave with their prized souvenirs without watching the game.
But that also meant thousands of fans left the sold-out venue empty-handed – only 50,000 bobbleheads are produced for each game – and vented their displeasure at the ball club.
The policy will be in place tonight when 50,000 Hanley Ramirez “I See You” bobbleheads will be up for grabs.