Boughten (Sort of): Nyjer Morgan Bobblehead

I didn’t really buy this, as it was an all-fan giveaway at Miller Park on Sunday for the Brewers-Padres game. Actually, I didn’t even get to go to the game because I had to work ten hours. But one of my bosses, who did not have to work ten hours, got to go to the game with one of my employing organization‘s board members, who didn’t want his bobblehead, so said boss gave me the bobblehead, which was very nice of him.

How does the Nyjer Morgan bobblehead stack up?

I feel like most bobbles don’t really look like the players they’re supposed to represent. There have been bobbleheads far more inaccurate than this one, especially since it seems to do its best to match T-Plush’s actual lip shade and his sometimes Jokeresque smile:

Why. So. Serious.

And I do appreciate the attempt to mimic the embroidery of authentic MLB jerseys and caps by having the player number and name and the team logos raised up off the plaster and not just stenciled on to a smooth surface. Makes holding the bobblehead especially sensual:

Nice butt.

There’s some excess glue in the crook of his right arm, at least in my copy, and the paint job is shoddy in places, but I suppose that’s part of the charm of these things. Would Trolls have been so awesome if you couldn’t pull their hair right out of their head in a single bunch? No.

Likewise, the crappy production value of bobbleheads, at least the ones we’re accustomed to in Milwaukee, seem to reflect the excitement and disappointment of the glorious game in general. I’ll take it. Especially for free.

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Too bad it doesn’t also have his cat Slick Willy.