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Orioles open final bobblehead giveaway to fan vote

Bud Norris is one of four Orioles who could take bobblehead form this summer.
Bud Norris is one of four Orioles who could take bobblehead form this summer.

Five Orioles who have never been represented in bobblehead form are up for this year's AT&T Fans' Choice Bobblehead vote, with the winner to be featured as a giveaway during Fan Appreciation Weekend on Oct. 4.

Starters Wei-Yin Chen and Bud Norris join relievers Darren O'Day and Zach Britton, and first baseman/outfielder Steve Pearce as this year's choices, with fans selecting a worthy winner by the April 30 deadline.

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Each nominee has his own merits. Chen can tap into the international market and stack the ballot box in his favor through that. Norris has over 32,000 Twitter followers, so can most easily tap into that vein of voters.

O'Day isn't far behind in his social media reach, and has the added benefit of being a borderline cult hero among the fan base. Britton, too, is popular, and Pearce's emergence last year made him a

So there's plenty of good choices, and only about a month to vote. Fans can vote via text message, or online on the team's website. Fans who vote using text messaging can win a VIP experience to the game that Sunday against the New York Yankees.

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