One Manny bobblehead apparently deserves another
The Dodgers announced today that they will distribute a second Manny Ramirez bobblehead doll to the first 50,000 fans in attendance on Sept. 16 during their day game against Pittsburgh.
The club is also offering a limited number of "Manny bobblehead packs" in which fans can purchase a four-game ticket package that includes the original Manny bobblehead and the second "curtain call" bobblehead. The new bobblehead shows Ramirez tipping his cap to the crowd after being summoned for curtain calls following his pinch-hit grand slam on on July 22, the night of his first bobblehead giveaway.
Dodgers officials initially said the first bobblehead would not be sold unless there were extras. So, apparently there were extras.
Dodgers spokesman Josh Rawitch said there was a limited number of leftover bobbleheads from the first promotion but could not give an exact number. He said every fan who attended the first sold-out Manny bobblehead night left with a doll and that no new bobbleheads were being produced.
Prices for the double bobblehead package range from $64 to $120 depending on seat location.
The Dodgers are also designating the "My Town" section of the right field reserve level on Sept. 16 as "My Town Dominican Republic." Fans who pay $45 will be treated to Dominican-themed food and music in that section and will receive a limited edition My Town T-shirt in the colors of the Dominican flag.
-- Ben Bolch
Photo: Frank Fierro of Alhambra shows off his Manny Ramirez bobblehead doll at Dodger Stadium on July 22. Credit: Alex Gallardo / Los Angeles Times