Back in December, the Dodgers signed catcher Dioner Navarro to a one-year, $1 million contract. After cutting ties with Russell Martin, the Dodgers signed Navarro to share time with Rod Barajas behind the plate. Navarro batted .194 in 2010 for the Tampa Bay Rays. Hopefully he has a better 2011. This is Navarro's second stint with the Dodgers.
Now, I doubt we'll ever see a Dioner Navarro Dodger bobblehead, but back on June 14, 2009, the Tampa Bay Rays gave away his bobblehead to the first 10,000 kids 14 and under in attendance. Presented by Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill, this bobble was made by Alexander Global Promotions. The Rays played the Washington Nationals that day and won 5-4. Navarro went 0 for 3 on his bobblehead day.
Let's take a look at Dioner:
I love bobbleheads that are a little different. This one has the the removable catchers mask, which I think is really cool. I'd love to see this feature on a Dodger bobblehead in the future.
Sweet! I wish he could have gotten turned around with the Rays. Hope he's better with the Dodgers!ReplyDelete
CCC - He had one good year in TB, 2008. I'm not sure if this guy will ever be anything more than a backup catcher. Hopefully he can produce.ReplyDelete
Great looking bobble. Maybe you might want to try your hand at customizing it into a Dodger bobble.ReplyDelete
Hopefully the distant future because I dont want a Navarro or Barajas (or AJ ellis) bobble.ReplyDelete
YJF - Never thought of that.ReplyDelete
Ben - I agree. Carlos Santana should have a Dodger bobblehead. Ugh.
The Wieters bobblehead the O's gave away last year had the removable mask and I thought they were being innovative. What was I thinking?!? They're the Orioles.ReplyDelete
Ryan - The Dodgers never do anything like that with their bobbleheads. At least the O's did something different.ReplyDelete