Tuesday, April 12, 2011

2011 SoCal Minor League Bobblehead Giveaways

Tonight I'm gonna take a look at some of the local minor league teams giving away bobbleheads in 2011. Five of the 6 Southern California minor league clubs are running at least one bobblehead promotion this season.

Picture via TMZ.com

I'll start with the Lake Elsinore Storm, Single-A affiliate of the San Diego Padres. Last month I mentioned the Storm would be holding a Charlie Sheen themed night on May 5.  They're calling it "Charlie Sheen-co De Mayo" night. The Storm will be giving away limited edition #99 Charlie Sheen bobbleheads. This is the only scheduled bobblehead night for the Storm in 2011. You can see the entire promotional schedule here.

Next up is the Inland Empire 66ers, Single-A affiliate of the Anaheim Angels. This is a team that gets it. The fans want bobbleheads, and the 66ers are giving away plenty of them, six to be exact. Here are the six: Ken Griffey Jr(April 23), Kendry Morales(May 28), Adrian Beltre Big Head(June 11), Dan Haren(July 9), Felix Hernandez(August 20), and Angels Gnome(September 4). You can see the entire promotional schedule here.

The High Desert Mavericks are the Single-A affiliate of the Seattle Mariners. The team out of Adelanto has one scheduled bobblehead night. They're giving away bobbles of  mascot Wooly Bully on Saturday, July 16. So if you're a Wooly Bully fan, that's the night to go. You can see the entire promotional schedule here.

Staying in the desert, the next team is the Lancaster JetHawks, Single-A affiliate of the Houston Astros. The JetHawks have one scheduled bobblehead giveaway in 2011. On Saturday, August 13, they will be holding Aerospace Appreciation night, giving away a spaced themed bobble. They held the same promotion last year, a game I attended. Last year they gave away Robert "Hoot" Gibson bobbleheads. You can see the JetHawks entire 2011 promotional schedule here.

The last team is the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes, Single-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Quakes only have one bobblehead giveaway in 2011, Clayton Kershaw on Friday, May 20. I wrote about this promotion last month. If this bobblehead is different from the one the Dodgers are giving away, I'm gonna try to go. You can see the entire Quakes promotional schedule here.

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