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The Giants Fail at Bobbleheads


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Bobblehead promotions are one of the easiest ways to entice fans to come to the ballpark; after all, who doesn’t love free collectibles of their favorite players? Unlike the Cleveland Indians who know how to make the coolest and most interesting bobbleheads (here, here and here), the San Francisco Giants marketing staff has some work to do. That is, unless you’re some HUGE Jon Miller fan…

I know I’ve been waiting my WHOLE life for the chance to have Miller’s bobbing Hawaiian-shirted visage grace my home. And look at that smile! Now isn’t that precisely what you want staring at you as you doze off to sleep at night?

I thought promotions were something you were supposed to get you to WANT to go to the game…Do not WANT.

[San Francisco Giants]


8 Responses to “The Giants Fail at Bobbleheads”


  1. August 7, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    Hilarious bobblehead. The old Barry Bonds heads they just gave out proportional figurines that the head moved and called it a bobble head. However, the Barry bobbleheads were pretty cool.

  2. 2 M
    August 7, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    You underestimate the number of fans Miller has

  3. 3 Giants Fan
    August 8, 2009 at 4:29 am

    Yeah, to be completely honest, obviously if you’re a fan of another team, you’re not gonna really understand the fans relationship with a specific broadcaster/commentator. Giants fans enjoy their Kruk/Kuip, but they LOVE their Jon Miller.

  4. 4 shatraw
    August 10, 2009 at 12:00 pm

    seriously slanch, i’d kill a NY met for a gary, keith and ron bobblehead.

    • August 10, 2009 at 12:03 pm

      Sure, and the Don Orsillo/Jerry Remy ones were super popular too. Those I get, they’re all good broadcasters. But I can’t STAND listening to Jon Miller, he’s obviously better than Joe Morgan, but still, I don’t think he’s good and can’t imagine being a fan of his.

  5. 6 Jon
    August 30, 2009 at 1:18 am

    Miller certainly is not at the top of the list when it comes to all time best Giants bobblehads. But they far from fail when it comes to promotions. The Giants have given away some excellent bobbleheads in the past (Clark, Mitchell, Marichal, McCovey, Crazy Crab, Snow, Rueter). Just for a little perspective, the guy who posted this story got excited for a Grady Sizemore on a surfboard…really?


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