Saturday, January 28, 2012

SoCal Bobblehead News: Angels, 66ers, Blaze

As most Dodger fans patiently await the first images of any of the ten 2012 bobbleheads, the rival Anaheim Angels have done some quick work in the promotional department. They released the first picture of the Albert Pujols bobblehead that will be given away on April 17 when the team takes on the Oakland Athletics. Presented by, this bobblehead will be given away to all fans in attendance.

From what I can see, there's nothing special here, although I do like the Pujols homerun stare. I can't wait to pick one of these up. It may not be a Dodger, but it's still one of the best players in the game.

In other Pujols bobblehead news, the Angels Single-A affiliate Inland Empire 66ers have released their promotional schedule and they're giving away a Pujols bobble as well. As a matter of fact, they're giving away four bobbleheads altogether. Here are the four: 

Saturday, April 14 - Felix Hernandez Bobblehead

Saturday, May 12 -  Albert Pujols Bobblehead

Saturday, June 9   -  Peter Bourjos Bobblehead

Saturday, June 24 -  Bernie Bobble Belly

I'm assuming the Pujols and Bourjos bobbleheads are the same one the Angels are giving away. The Hernandez bobblehead give away is the second in two years.

The Bakersfield Blaze, Single-A affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds, are giving away five bobbleheads in 2012. I've known about these for a couple months now, but was waiting to post it once it became official. Well, it hasn't been made official yet, but I did speak with the head of the Blaze's Media Relations, and he's confirmed the five bobbleheads, but the dates are still up in the air. Here are  the five bobbleheads the Blaze will be giving away:

Don Drysdale

Hideo Nomo

George Culver

Josh Hamilton 

Mystery Reds Bobblehead

Three former Dodgers. I just might make a trip or three to Bakersfield!


  1. It looks like we will be attending some minor league games this year.

    1. Oh yeah. I'm waiting to see what the Quakes and JetHawks are giving away too.

    2. Looks like you may have a third wheel!

  2. Apparently they ditched the Nomo and the TBA Red is Billy Hamilton.

    The original dates were also changed as well to the 2nd half of the season.