Next week, 15,000 Oakland Athletics fans will get one of the coolest bobbleheads given away this season — the Coco Crisp "lean" bobble, which shows the A's outfielder doing the "Bernie Lean" dance that became a rallying point for last year's AL West champions.
The bobblehead was created by merchandising leaders BDA, Inc. — who you'll learn more about in an upcoming interview with CEO Jay Deutsch right here on Big League Stew. The Coco Crisp bobblehead is one of many that BDA created for MLB teams this season. With the help of BDA and the approval of the A's, we're giving a Coco Lean bobblehead to one lucky Stewie before they're handed out on June 29.
Here's the catch: We're looking for a diehard A's fan who will take the bobblehead out on the town and send us some pictures in return. We want you to take Coco to the place you watch A's games. We want to see him hanging with your fellow A's lovers, or with your other A's memorabilia. We want to see him leaning in your favorite place to grab a bite before or after a game. You might even want to take him to a game — we're fine with that too. Get creative as you like. Anything to show Coco (and us) how much you love the A's.
Up for the task? Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org telling us why you're the perfect A's fan for the job. If you have ideas of where you'd take Leaning Coco, include those. Deadline to enter is 9 p.m. ET on Thursday, June 20. We'll pick the best entrant and notify him or her by e-mail. You're not required to live in Oakland or the Bay Area to enter, but it would certainly help you make your case.
Here's the Coco Crisp figure in all its leaning, bobbling glory. If you don't win our contest, you can get one June 29 when the A's take on the St. Louis Cardinals, in what will be a matchup of two of baseball's best teams.