My Goodness, What Went Wrong with These David Ortiz Bobbleheads?
If you wanted to snag a David Ortiz bobblehead at Fenway Park before tonight’s matchup with the New York Yankees, you may want to shell out a few bucks for one from the souvenir stand, or at least one that doesn’t look plucked from a minstrel show.
The Sox had planned to give away bobbleheads depicting Big Papi, fist aloft, delivering his “This is our f— city” speech to the first 15,000 fans in attendance for Tuesday night’s game. They were supposed to look like this:
They, upon thorough analysis, do not.
— Only In Boston (@OnlyInBOS) August 9, 2016
By Tuesday afternoon, the Red Sox issued a statement calling off the bobblehead giveaway, as they were “unacceptable.”
“The Boston Red Sox have cancelled tonight’s David Ortiz bobblehead giveaway,” the team said. “The bobbleheads were unacceptable to the club and not appropriate for distribution. We will be issuing new David Ortiz bobbleheads to all ticketed fans at a later date.”
More information on how fans can get their hands on an appropriately lipped bobblehead will be posted on redsox.com shortly after tonight’s game, the team said.