May 18, 2010 |
Bobblehead doll and bobble figurines are everywhere across the memorabilia landscape - athletes, actors, singers - but seem to have a more enduring connection to baseball. The Phillies have been hosting bobble giveaways since 2001 at Veterans Stadium, and now at Citizens Bank Park. Beginning in 2006, the Phillies switched from bobblehead dolls to bobble figurines and began giving them to all fans (with the exception of a Phanatic giveaway for kids 14 and under). Here is the rundown of the Phillies' history: VETERANS STADIUM May 20, 2001: Pat Burrell Sept, 27, 2001: Larry Bowa May 5, 2002: Phanatic bobbing belly June 23, 2002: Jimmy Rollins Aug. 18, 2002: Harry and Whitey June 22, 2003: Steve Carlton Sept.
March 1, 2002 |
Its creator calls it an "engineering miracle. " It's a Dikembe Mutombo bobblehead doll that not only bobs its head, but wags its finger in his trademark taunt. The doll, available to the first 5,000 youths who show up tonight when the 76ers play the New Jersey Nets at the sold-out First Union Center, is an instant collectible. Though not publicly available, three were for sale on eBay yesterday for as much as $50. The Mutombo doll is the latest addition to the ever-growing army of the most popular promotional giveaways since Beanie Babies.
September 13, 1999 |
It was close. Real close. That isn't good enough, but the Eagles never promised anyone a good team. They only said they would be better than last season. As it turned out, the Eagles were one bobble away from being upset wonders. One bobble, and things would seem so much different in the Delaware Valley. Andy Reid would be a genius. All would hail Jim Johnson. Duce would rule. That Pederson guy wouldn't be the villain. In fact, he might be considered competent.
November 10, 2011
This Karim Rashid-designed water jug has it all: it filters tap water without a slow-draining reservoir (although it isn't exactly speedy), the ergonomic shape doesn't take up too much fridge or counter space, and it's quite nice to look at. - Ashley Primis Bobble jug, $29.99 at Target, target.com .
June 12, 2011
How fun is this - a 3-inch figurine that looks just like you (or someone else), outfitted for a beach vacation, tennis camp, golf trip, or whatever escape you want to remember or envision? Just upload one frontal and one profile digital photo of someone's face, choose from a selection of themes, outfits, and poses, and the folks at sculpteo.com will turn your flat image into a 3-D resin figurine - kind of like becoming your own celebrity bobble-head doll (minus the bobbling). The company will create couple or family groupings as well.
January 4, 2003
It bobbles the mind I attended the Dec. 13 Sixers game against the Suns, but I didn't get a World B. Free bobble-head doll. Why? I don't know. I'm baffled that the Sixers could produce only 5,000 dolls, but the Phillies could give away over 60,000 DOUBLE bobble-head dolls to the fans who attended the Harry Kalas tribute. The Sixers are cheap - but the food and merchandise at the games cost a fortune. Jamal Haigler, Philadelphia McNabb's tops, too! While reading about the "Season's Top Performers" (sports section Dec. 23)
April 5, 2010 |
TELEVISION Game broadcasts: Comcast SportsNet will air 103 games (all in high definition). Games aired at 7 p.m. will replay at 10:30. Two games will be on the Comcast Network. Myphl17 will air 45 games and 12 games will be broadcast nationally. Broadcast team: Tom McCarthy will do play-by-play and the duo of Chris Wheeler and Gary Matthews will be the color commentators. Pregame Show: "Phillies Pregame Live" will air on Comcast SportsNet 1 hour before games and provide previews, analysis of the opponent and team developments.
March 4, 2004 |
On his bobble-head night, Le-Bron James again left everyone shaking their heads. "He just amazes me," Cleveland coach Paul Silas said. The Cavaliers' rookie star scored 24 points in three quarters and Zydrunas Ilgauskas added 17, and the Cavs rolled to a 112-80 win last night over visiting Atlanta. With their fifth win in seven games, the surging Cavaliers moved within one-half game of the No. 8 playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. "We want to get there," James said.
November 9, 1998 |
On a patchy football field hardened by a cold night, Council Rock ended its season Friday with a 26-6 win over Harry S Truman. Junior quarterback Matt Verbit led the offense, throwing for two touchdowns and 187 yards on 24 attempts. After recovering a Tigers bobble of an early punt, Council Rock (6-4, 5-4 Suburban One League National Conference) established the run behind senior fullback Alex Wade. Wade set up his own 1-yard touchdown with a 10-yard run, then Verbit stood in the shotgun formation and fired passes to his receivers.
November 22, 2010 |
THIS WAS A NIGHT when the Eagles couldn't buy a break, until suddenly, at the most crucial time, they could. Eli Manning ran for a first down on fourth-and-6 from the Giants' 44, but instead of sliding, Manning decided to dive forward, a la Michael Vick. Manning hit the ground hard and the ball came loose, where Eagles defensive end Darryl Tapp recovered, with Asante Samuel following, very much relieved. Samuel had intercepted Manning four plays earlier, but fumbled the ball away. "First time I ever did that," he said afterward, smiling from the interview podium.