Although we never quite intended to make posts about minor league promotions into a series here on Umpbump, it’s sure looking like the topic warrants one (You can view previous posts here and here).

This time, we were intrigued by “John Kruk Bobblehead Night” brought to you by the Arizona Diamondbacks’ Triple-A affiliate, the Las Vegas 51s. The first 2,500 fans in attendance at tomorrow night’s game will receive these dolls of the former Phillies first baseman who played in Vegas (then known as the Las Vegas Stars) from 1984-1986 in his slimmer days (actually, according to the picture to the right, maybe not).

But I’m not exactly sure that a bobblehead is the best way to honor the Krukker. How about¬† a “NutriSystem¬†Eating Contest Night” instead?

5 Responses to “Is there any way to make a “Bobble-Gut” doll?”

  1. Sarah Green says:

    Offerman update: there’s no video of the melee, but you can see a sort of flipbook of pictures here:

    I’d say it ranks up there with Izzy Alcantara’s shameful karate-kicking of the catcher (in the neck!!) before charging the mound.

  2. I think the pitcher owes his catcher a beer for tackling Offerman.

  3. Alejandro says:

    I like how Krukie looks like he lost some weight in those commercials, only to show up in the next segment of BBTN looking 50 pounds heavier!!

  4. Actually the 51\’s are the Dodgers Triple-A team. The Sidewinders are the D-Backs Triple-A.

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