In a 7-1 win over the Mets at Citi Field on Aug. 12 of last season, Nationals outfielder Michael A. Taylor joined Ian Desmond and Brandon Watson as the only players in Nationals history with at least two hits and home run in their major league debuts.
The following day, Taylor’s teammates pranked him by cutting out the back panel of his batting practice cap, revealing his trademark hi-top fade. And now, the Potomac Nationals will commemorate Taylor’s flattop (and his first big league game) with a bobblehead for the first 2,000 fans through the gates at Pfitzner Stadium on Saturday, June 20.
Taylor, who played in Potomac in 2012 and 2013, is featured in his P-Nats uniform. Like Potomac’s Jayson Werth BobbleBeard giveaway last year, the Taylor flattop bobblehead features hair-like material. That’s the type of attention to detail that ensures fans will wait in line for three hours before the gates open to get their hands on the bobblehead.
If it came with a back-less batting practice cap, I’d consider camping out for a spot at the head of the line.