MLB Is Stuck with Four Million Unused Bobbleheads from Last Season


Picture it.

Approximately four million bobbleheads, just wiggling their heads around starring at you with those dead eyes and perpetual smiles. Sounds like the start of a horror movie, but no, it’s a real thing that’s happening due to the pandemic and the MLB’s love of bobblehead nights.

The Pittsburgh Pirates had a Trevor Williams bobblehead day set for last August. They planned on giving away 10,000 bobbleheads with Trevor in a "Star Wars"-inspired stormtrooper outfit. Of course because of Covid, that night never happened with fans in the stands. And if you’re playing along at home, you know that Trevor Williams is now with the Chicago Cubs.

Because the Pirates are maybe hilarious (?) they sent 200 of those bobbleheads direct to Trevor’s house. (Hey at least he’s in a storm trooper outfit and not just straight up in the wrong jersey, right?)

The Pirates also had a bobblehead day set for Josh Bell, who they just traded to the Washington Nationals.  It's unclear where those toys are. Most teams are dealing with similar "problems."

Obviously, the teams will try to use some of the items in future promotions, offer them to season-ticket holders, or donate them to charity.  And really, there are a lot of kids who won't care if the player is no longer with the team.

The company that makes the majority of the bobbleheads estimates that about four million of them are sitting in warehouses somewhere. I don’t know guys, I wouldn’t get them wet or feed them after midnight, we have enough problems these days.

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