Thursday, October 21, 2010

Bobblehead Of The Day: Cesar Izturis

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It's been a while since I posted a Dodger bobblehead of the day. Next up is Cesar Izturis. On June 1, 2005 the Dodgers gave away Cesar Izturis bobbleheads to the first 50,000 fans in attendance. Presented by Bosley Hair Restoration, this bobblehead was made by P Squared Promos. This bobblehead was made in honor of Izturis winning the 2004 National League Gold Glove at Shortstop.  His .985 fielding percentage that season was the highest in franchise history. Cesar was a defensive specialist, a vacuum cleaner at short.

The Dodgers played the Chicago Cubs that night and lost 9-5. Derek Lowe started for the Dodgers, John Koronka for Chicago. Lowe lost the game, going 5.2 innings and giving up six earned runs on 13 hits. Izturis went 2 for 4 with a walk on his bobblehead night.

Let's take a look at Cesar:

OK, so Cesar Izturis may not have been the most popular Dodger, but the guy could play shortstop, and he did win a Gold Glove. In 2005, there weren't many good things happening in Dodgertown, so picking players for bobbleheads was tough.

This bobble is nothing special. It's just your basic pose. But I will admit, they got the facial features and skin tone down. This does look like Cesar.


  1. Is it a coincidence that you showed Izturis' bobblehead on the same day that mentioned him as one of the least valuable players of 2010?

    Izturis, Nyjer Morgan and a current Dodger, Ryan Theriot, seemed to get the most votes.

  2. Night Owl - Not a coincidence at all.

  3. Wow, I can't believe Cesar got a bobblehead. Not a bad looking one though.

  4. For all his faults, he and Adrian Beltre did make for an excellent Double Play combo... not a good enough excuse to keep him around though. If I recall, that was a dreadful year for Dodger baseball.

  5. Ryan - yeah, he was a defensive machine for the Dodgers. He wasn't a bad leadoff hitter either.

    Joemorgan - Yeah, that side of the infield was locked down. 2004 was the Dodgers playoff year, the Jose Lima year. 2005 was the shity year.