On Saturday, August 24, 2002, the Dodgers gave away Hideo Nomo bobbleheads to the first 50,000 fans in attendance. Presented by US Bank, this bobble was made by BD&A. This was the third of three bobbleheads given away in 2002. The other two were Paul LoDuca(5/31) and Shawn Green(7/18).
The Dodgers played the Atlanta Braves that day, and won 4-3. Andy Ashby started for the Dodgers, Tom Glavine for Atlanta. Relief pitcher Paul Shuey won the game, Glavine lost. Of course, Eric Gagne got the save.
Let's take a look at Hideo:
For the life of me, I don't know what the hell I did with the box for this bobblehead. Here are a couple of pics I got online. I have always said how much I hate the BD&A bobbleheads. This is one of the better BD&A bobbles. The facial features are OK, but the overall look is pretty bland. They really should have put Hideo in his "tornado" windup. I like the way P2 used Japanese letter on Takashi Saito's bobblehead. BD&A could have done something like that, but that may have taken some creativity.