Press Release – May 14, 2009
The Eastern League’s New Hampshire Fisher Cats, the Double A affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays, have announced their Saturday, August 29 game with the Portland Sea Dogs will be G.G. Allin Bobblehead Night. Allin, a native of Hooksett, NH, would’ve celebrated his 52nd birthday on this day were it not for his untimely passing in New York City in 1993. Toronto G.M. J.P. Ricciardi, a Worcester, MA native, witnessed a number of Allin gigs as a young man, and was an enthusiastic supporter of the Fisher Cats’ proposal to honor Allin’s memory in this fashion.
“The Outlaw Scumfuc was a huge inspiration to me,” said Ricciardi, speaking from his Rogers Centre office. “I’ve long tried to treat Blue Jays fans with the same respect and consideration G.G. showed for his audiences.”
G.G. Allin Bobbleheads will be available to the first 2000 fans courtesy of Quirk Cheverolet-Buick-Hummer.