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.
The Red Sox have cancelled David Ortiz’s bobblehead night due to ugly bobbleheads https://t.co/WiwrvjQrUp— HardballTalk (@HardballTalk) August 9, 2016
So they’re just… ugly? That doesn’t sound that bad. I mean—
This is apparently the David Ortiz bobblehead deemed unacceptable. Endeavoring to find out why it was. pic.twitter.com/NmNiDBkPLv— Pete Abraham (@PeteAbe) August 9, 2016
Just seen Red Sox have withdrawn the Papi bobblehead giveaway tonight because they were so awful when delivered! pic.twitter.com/Kkp5qARdAS— Dan O'Hagan (@danohagan) August 9, 2016
Oh. Yeah, wow. Though maybe if you looked at it from a certain angle…
"So, why do you have a racially insensitive David Ortiz bobblehead on your desk?"— JK (@therealmanjim) August 9, 2016
Funny you should ask
it’s an al jolson bobblehead, basically. https://t.co/tKWgCr3TaC— Sean Gentille (@seangentille) August 9, 2016
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.
Don't worry guys, I got a sneak peek of the replacement David Ortiz bobblehead, it looks great! pic.twitter.com/gPGCzI2OZE— Bryan (@NachoHelmet) August 9, 2016