Thursday, June 21, 2012

Jaime Jarrin Doesn't Get A Bobblehead, But He Does Get A T-Shirt. Oh, And Dodgerbobble Got Some Autographs!


Normally I don't write about any other Dodger Stadium promotional nights besides bobblehead nights, but last Monday I attended Jaime Jarrin T-shirt night, and I wanted to talk about it a bit. The first 30,000 fans in attendance received shirts with Jarrin's famous catch phrase "Se Va, Se Va, Se Va" on the front which means going, going, going and "despidala con un beso!" on the back, which means kiss it goodbye. I'm talking about this promotion because I think the Dodgers screwed up by not giving Jarrin a bobblehead this year. I know this has been talked about and written about numerous times, but I thought I'd mention it again. With ten bobbleheads being given away at Dodger Stadium to commemorate the 50th anniversary, the Spanish voice of the Dodgers didn't get one, which I consider a slap in the face after 54 years of service. Maybe they wanted to make him one and he didn't want it, who knows, but if Vin Scully finally got one, why not Jaime?




Jarrin was honored before the game with a special video from the Dodgers and he also threw out the ceremonial first pitch. But before the ceremony on the field, Jaime met with the fans and signed autographs. I've been lucky enough to meet him a few times, but never got the autographs I really wanted, on the sweet spot of a baseball. That night I finally got it, plus a couple others. 

Jaime Jarrin 

This is a Fernando Valenzuela card I got signed along with Jarrin.
You can see Jaime's face peeking through there, so I figured I'd have both men sign it.

Dodger Stadium organist Nancy Bea Hefley with her trademark musical note.
She's another Dodger Stadium icon who shoulda got a bobblehead.

Dodger legend Maury Wills










Dodger rookie Shawn Tolleson

Don Mattingly

I hope next year the Dodgers get their act together and give Jaime Jarrin that bobblehead he deserves. I think the T-shirt is really cool, but a Hall of Famer deserves better.

13 comments:

  1. Dug the shirt, wish I could have gotten out to the game. Even more so when I saw dudes wearing it on Scioscia bobblehead night.

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    1. I like the shirt a lot. i haven't worn mine yet. my wife cut hers up and wore the next night.

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  2. Nice scores! Love the autographs!

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  3. DAMN dude. Great haul. Those balls are all amazing.

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  4. shweet. please don't think badly of me when i say that i never realized that it was jaime jarrin lurking on fernando's fleer card.

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    1. Many people don't realize that that is Jaime. I don't think he has any cards, and since I love getting cards signed, this is the closest thing to having his own card.

      Wish I could've got Carter to sign it before he passed.

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  5. Awesome signatures man. A good day indeed. What I heard is that Jaime Jarrin will get his Bobblehead next year, They did not want have it this year because of the Vin Scully bobblehead. But i think they should of had a dual bobblehead of both Scully and Jarrin sitting down at there desks with a mic. But Jaime Jarrin will get his bobblehead.

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    1. Exactly, I think the dual bobble head would have been the way to go in this case.

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    2. Or they could have made a Fernando/Jarrin dual bobblehead. But if he gets one next year, I guess it's better late than never.

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