While plenty of attention was placed on the Los Angeles Dodgers formally introducing Jimmy Rollins, the team was also sure to capitalize on Wednesday being the first annual National Bobblehead Day.
To celebrate, the Dodgers unveiled the design of Clayton Kershaw’s bobblehead, which will be passed out to the first 40,000 fans in attendance at Chavez Ravine on Tuesday, May 12; Kershaw’s Bobblehead is one of 12 currently on the Dodgers’ promotional and giveaway schedule.
That evening, the Dodgers play host to Dee Gordon and the new-look Miami Marlins in the second of a three-game series. Kershaw didn’t face the Marlins last season, and is 5-1 lifetime with a 1.99 ERA in seven starts.
While it’s far too soon to determine if Kershaw will take the mound May 12, it would certainly set the stage for a memorable night at Dodger Stadium, which often was the case last season when the left-hander pitched. In 2013, Hanley Ramirez returned to the lineup and hit a solo home run on the night fans in attendance received a bobblehead modeled after the shortstop.
Individual game tickets have yet to go on sale, but fans can secure tickets to Kershaw Bobblehead night by purchasing season tickets or a Dodger Mini Plan. Courtesy of Dodger Insider is an image of Kershaw’s bobblehead:
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