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Boston Red Sox cancel David Ortiz bobblehead giveaway because, well, just see for yourself

What's wrong with this thing?


Miles Klee

Internet Culture

Published Aug 9, 2016   Updated May 26, 2021, 7:23 am CDT

The Boston Red Sox are bidding a long farewell to slugger David Ortiz, who last year announced that he would retire following the 2016 season. And what better, more baseball-y way to celebrate a 10-time All-Star and three-time World Series winner than with a crummy bobblehead figurine?

Huh? What could be so wrong with bobbleheads that they’re unacceptable? It’s not like we expect great craftsmanship from a foreign-built hunk of plastic given away for free to thousands of ticketholders. 

So they’re just… ugly? That doesn’t sound that bad. I mean—

Oh. Yeah, wow. Though maybe if you looked at it from a certain angle…

Nope, sorry I said anything. It’s definitely, horribly offensive. Good on the Red Sox for canceling the promotion. Hope they do better next time.


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*First Published: Aug 9, 2016, 4:03 pm CDT