The Dord of Darien

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New heights of weirdness

Gordon’s latest ellipsis-delimited random notes blob concludes with the following:

"Doug Melvin of the Brewers will make history of sorts this Sunday in Milwaukee, when he becomes the first GM to have his own bobblehead day. That’s according to bobblehead expert David Hallstrom, who tracks such things."

The following things are bizarre about this situation:

1) The Brewers are giving out bobbleheads of their general manager, a person few Brewers fans will be acquainted with and fewer still would recognise or care about.
2) The Brewers will be the first team to give out GM bobbleheads, ahead of teams like the Athletics, Red Sox, and Mets, who have much better-known and more-cared-about general managers.
3) As a general manager, Doug Melvin hasn’t exactly done a very good job. The Brewers have made the playoffs exactly once on his tenure, and he mortgaged a large amount of their future to do it.
4) The Brewers have many more colourful options to produce bobbleheads of, such as their players or any of the running sausages in the sausage race.
5) There is such a thing as a "bobblehead expert."

September 26th, 2009 Posted by | Baseball | no comments

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