Monday, January 09, 2012

It's Official. Vin Scully Gets a Bobblehead, but it Makes Me Worry

The Dodgers are going all out in this coming season promotion schedule. They will no doubt win a lot of fans back with their announcement today that Vin Scully is one of ten bobbleheads that will be released this season. Press release is here.
The Dodgers unveiled today the final three collectibles in the Dodger Stadium Greats Bobblehead Series which will be given away as part of the 2012 promotional schedule and now features the first-ever bobblehead of Hall of Fame Broadcaster Vin Scully. The complete set of ten includes Eric Karros’ first Dodger Stadium bobblehead on June 28 (vs. NYM), Kirk Gibson on July 31 (vs. ARI) and Hall of Famer Scully on August 30 (vs. ARI).
A photo has yet to be released, but an old mock-up can be seen at P-Squared. See it below. I think it's likely a new design will be used.

On a side note, this announcement does worry me a bit. Scully has always been shy about having a bobblehead made in his honor- preferring to stay away from the limelight. So, what could be the reason for the change of heart? Is this his 'last hurrah?' Could this be a signal that 2012 might be his last in the broadcast booth?



Sat, April 28

Don Drysdale with Maury Wills

Tues, May 15

Orel Hershiser

Tues, May 29

The Infield: Garvey, Lopes, Russell and Cey

Tues, June 12

Mike Scioscia

Thurs, June 28

Eric Karros

Satur, July 14

Tommy Lasorda with Walter Alston

Tues, July 31

Kirk Gibson

Tues, August 7

Sandy Koufax

Tues, August 21

Fernando Valenzuela

Thurs, August 30

Vin Scully


  1. My worry is that Frank won't be gone by the time this hits the stands.

  2. Oh, I feel ya. The sale process does not appear to be going so smoothly. After all, they have already delayed the bid date once, and there is a short period of time left to accomplish their goal of a new owner by the start of the season. I think it's likely a closing occurs during the season with the team held in escrow in the meantime- meaning McCourt will have no operating control during the 2012 season.


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