Best news ever: Indians minor-league team giving away Jobu bobbleheads

When the film "Major League" turned 25 years old in April, The Stew devoted quite a many words to the anniversary. One thread we pulled on was the story of Jobu, the voodoo doll/good-luck charm used by slugger Pedro Cerrano in hopes of hitting a curve ball.

In our "Where is he now?" investigation, we learned there's only one Jobu and he lives in Southern California on the piano of a guy who works in the movie industry. For years "Major League" fans have wanted their own Jobu, and they've had to settle for handmade replicas (some more hastily made than others).

Now, the Cleveland Indians Single-A team, the Lake County Captains, is giving the "Major League"-loving world about the closest thing to a real Jobu you can take home. They're giving away a bobblehead. Bless their rum-drinking hearts.

As you can see, the bobbleheads will be given away on Aug. 1 and they'll be limited to the first 1,500 fans, which means there will most likely be a higher demand for Jobu bobbleheads than there are actual bobbleheads to give away.

Get your eBay searches ready, folks. Either that, or make your travel plans now to visit Eastlake, Ohio.

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