August 12, 2008
Judging from his first few weeks in SoCal, Manny Ramirez is going to be considered the most popular Dodger in Chavez Ravine every night until he bolts for the Yankees in the offseason.
Well, maybe every night except for tonight.
That's because the moment the Dodger Stadium gates open and the 50,000 entrants start receiving their Joe Beimel Bobbleheads on Joe Beimel Bobblehead Day, the left-handed reliever with the long hair but short ERA (1.93) will reassume his position as the most popular Dodger.
(Somewhere this guy is in the fetal position and foaming at the mouth.)
Honestly, though, I love the fact that Beimel won a fan vote to decide which bobblehead would be given away tonight. As a fan of bobbleheads myself, I'll definitely be bidding when hundreds of them hit eBay later in the week. (Actually, there are already a few listed.)
Anway, is anyone out there holding tickets to tonight's game? If so, what'll you take in trade?