From KGW.com :
Outfielder Rodney McCray became famous for a memorable sports blooper. Now he’s being immortalized with a bobblehead.
Back in 1991, the player for the minor league Vancouver Canadians crashed through the Flav-R-Pac sign at the former Civic Stadium ” now PGE Park. The crash was caught on television and is often replayed.
“Usually it’s the big league superstars who get their own bobblehead, so I’m very excited,” he said.
“Rodney McCray Bobblefence Night” will be held Aug. 12 when the Triple-A Portland Beavers host the Tacoma Raniers. The first 2,000 fans through the gates will receive a figurine ” a bobble-headed likeness of McCray and a swinging Flav-R-Pac fence panel.
Showing a similar appreciation for baseball history, the Minnesota Twins gave away Billy Martin bobbleheads (above) last weekend when the Tigers were in town. Though 10,000 Takes thinks this was an inappropriate move on the Twins’ part (memo to Phil Mushnick — be sure to give 10,000 Takes credit when you complain about this a month from now), I’d like to see other big league clubs pay tribute to disgraced former managers in such a fashion. Surely the Red Sox don’t have to wait for Butch Hobson to leave this mortal coil before honoring him with a plastic doll? How much would a Bobby Valentine bobblehead (complete with sunglasses and fake mustache) fetch on eBay?