today, on January 24, the Indians unveiled their 2015 promotional schedule at the 3rd annual Tribe Fest at Progressive Field. and i am very happy to report that there is a Michael Brantley bobblehead giveaway on the schedule for the Saturday, August 8 game against the Minnesota Twins! the first 15,000 fans will receive this bobble. game time is 7:05 pm and there will also be a Rock 'N Blast fireworks show after the game. you know i'll be there!
so the first thing i thought after seeing this promo was "is this the same bobblehead that they're giving away during spring training this year on March 7? the Silver Slugger bobble? or is it going to be different, and maybe somehow represent Michael being an MVP finalist or first time All Star?" since the specifics of the bobblehead were not made clear on the promo sched, i asked this very question,
well i tweeted it, to the @Indians twitter account. they confirmed to me that this bobblehead WILL BE DIFFERENT from the March 7 Silver Slugger bobble. nonetheless, i am very excited about the fact that Michael is once again being recognized by the Indians in bobblehead form.
last year's Brantley bobblehead was not great. i wrote a pretty detailed review on it here if you wanna check that out or refresh your memory. i thought the cute Silver Slugger bobble that they're giving away during spring was a much better Brantley replica, and i am still extremely disappointed that i will not be able to go get that one. so hopefully this 3rd bobble they're giving away will also be very nice. Michael's 3rd bobblehead. in TWO years. can you believe it? =D
i will of course write a follow up blog to this once the Indians reveal what Brantley's 2015 bobblehead looks like (most likely sometime in July). and then after i go to the game and bring this bobble home, i will write another blog that includes close up photos and my finals thoughts about it.
congrats, Michael! =D