Posts Tagged ‘Major League

15
Jun
09

The Indians Make the Best Bobbleheads!

20090615_vaughnFans who have gone to the Indians’ games the last few days have been the lucky recipients of some of the best promotions yet this season. First there was the Shin-Soo Choo 80s bobblehead, and now, as promised, an even better one; a Rick “Wild Thing” Vaughn bobblehead.

The face isn’t a great facsimile of Vaughn (or Charlie Sheen), it’s the equivalent of switching Wesley Snipes with Omar Epps, close but not quite the same. However, I’m more than willing to overlook that fact because it looks like they got the Wild Thing hair perfectly in the back. So long as there is also a Skull and Crossbones on the glasses then we’re cool.

I’m SO SO SO SO SO mad that I’m not at this game and can’t get one. Because the Indians know quality and know how to draw the fans, this promotion, like the Shin-Soo Choo one, is not limited, ALL fans in attendance will receive one. Awesome. I want. I also hope they ultimately make the whole Major League team, I’d love a Jake Taylor calling his shot one, or Harris getting hit with a bat, and of course, Dorn not laying out. Cleveland ROCKS!

[Indians]

12
Jun
09

A Truly Great Stadium Give-Away

20090613_chooI want to take a moment to applaud the Indians, who are hosting the Cardinals this weekend, and will be giving all the fans in attendance at Saturday’s game a complimentary Shin-Soo Choo 80’s Night bobblehead.

This thing is so dope. Look at it! He’s so cool and 80s. Look at those shades! The face could be a little better but the fact that he’s standing on a Simon more then makes up for it. I only wish they had given him a pink shirt. I want! Even better, after the game is a screening of the best baseball movie ever, Major League. I’m now going to say something no one has EVER said before: It’s times like this that make me want to be in Cleveland.

This is, to my mind, the second-best promotion I’ve seen all season (the first will be on Monday and you’ll have to stay tuned for that one or just click HERE.)

[Indians]

08
Apr
09

Major League Turns 20

fd9qayofI was remiss in not paying attention to this yesterday, and for that, I truly apologize.

20 years ago yesterday, my favorite baseball movie, and where I learned most of my swears, Major League was released. Since then Ricky Vaughn, Willie Mays Hays and Pedro Cerrano have battled gamely every day, and it is impossible to flip past it on TV and not stop. I can recite every line in this movie, it makes me the happiest. I for one think Bull Durham is overrated and that Major League is by far the best baseball movie out there.

My only question, does Lou know that Jake is going to call his shot, is that part of the signs that Jake signals to him before his at-bat? Because if teams have a sign for calling ones shot, I’d find that ridiculous.

[MLB]




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