Red Sox deem David Ortiz bobbleheads ‘unacceptable,’ cancel giveaway
The Boston Red Sox were scheduled to hold a David Ortiz bobblehead giveaway on Tuesday night. But the team has announced the event has been canceled over the “unacceptable” appearance of said bobbleheads.
The Red Sox took to Twitter on Tuesday afternoon to provide the reasons behind the giveaway’s cancellation.
A statement from the #RedSox regarding tonight's David Ortiz bobblehead giveaway: pic.twitter.com/btKRFyvDIE
— Boston Red Sox (@RedSox) August 9, 2016
The Boston Globe’s Pete Abraham later took to Twitter to provide photographic evidence of the Big Papi bobblehead the Red Sox deemed unacceptable.
This is apparently the David Ortiz bobblehead deemed unacceptable. Endeavoring to find out why it was. pic.twitter.com/NmNiDBkPLv
— Pete Abraham (@PeteAbe) August 9, 2016
The case can be made that the bobblehead isn’t the best representation of Ortiz, but that’s often the case with these figurines anyway.
But another image of the bobblehead, however, definitively provides some evidence of what the Red Sox may have found unacceptable.
Just seen Red Sox have withdrawn the Papi bobblehead giveaway tonight because they were so awful when delivered! pic.twitter.com/Kkp5qARdAS
— Dan O'Hagan (@danohagan) August 9, 2016
Oof. That’s really, really, really bad.
In any event, it’s an extremely strange development, especially given it’s coming on the same day as the scheduled giveaway.
[H/T Hardball Talk]