I went to at least one bobblehead day at Nats Park last season, and the energy and excitement was unmistakable. Not just among the weirdos attempting to buy extra bobbleheads, either. People love their baseball figurines. See the line on Bryce Harper bobblehead day, for example.
And those people are going to have a ball in 2014. The Nats released their preliminary promotional schedule on Thursday, and it features, get this, seven bobblehead giveaways. Plus one featuring a Jayson Werth garden gnome.
No photos yet, but here are some of the relevant dates. The team also announced that single-game seats will go on sale to the general public on Feb. 27; see here for more info.
Sunday April 27, Jordan Zimmermann bobblehead (25,000)
Friday, May 16, Wilson Ramos bobblehead (25,000)
Monday, June 30, Bryce Harper bobblehead (25,000)
Sunday, July 20, Denard Span bobblehead (25,000)
Tuesday, Aug. 5, Jayson Werth garden gnome (25,000)
Sunday, Aug. 17, William Howard Taft racing president bobblehead (25,000)
Thursday, Aug. 21, Ian Desmond bobblehead (25,000)
Saturday, Sept. 27, fan choice bobblehead (25,000)
Saturday, March 29, schedule magnet (20,000)
Friday, April 4, opening day cap (30,000)
Saturday, April 5, MASN t-shirt (20,000)
Tuesday, May 6, eco-friendly shopping bag (25,000)
Sunday, June 1, kids socks (10,000, 12 and under)
Friday, June 20, Miller Lite bottle cup (15,000, 21 and over)
Sunday, June 22, MASN cap (20,000)
Tuesday, July 1, travel blanket with strap (15,000)
Friday, Aug. 15, Miller Lite cap (15,000, 21 and over)
Sunday, Sept. 28, stocking cap (25,000)