Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Bobblehead collectors cause headaches for Dodgers

Photo by Supa_pedro/Flickr

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.

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  1. Why not just put a link to the article, you didn’t add anything to the story just summarize. Twice I might add.

  2. Was fun holding the bobblehead over the Rockies bullpen after his homerun!

  3. HA! Some rule implementation. I saw people walking away with 10 or more bobble heads as I drove into the stadium last night.

    And 40,000 of them were available not 50,000.

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