The Orioles are giving away a bobblehead of Hall of Famer Brooks Robinson tonight as part of their ramped-up promotional schedule during the team’s rebuilding project. But the only reason you’d know that the bobblehead is Brooks Robinson is because of its nameplate and pose: it’s the iconic diving catch the “Human Vacuum Cleaner” is famous for. Because to our eyes, the face is not the beloved Robinson’s.
The bobblehead, made in China and produced by merchandise agency Bensussen Deutsch & Associates, Inc. in Woodinville, Wash., will be given away to the first 25,000 fans 15 and over at tonight’s game against the Washington Nationals. Robinson, who was named as an off-field ambassador to the team last year, will be in attendance at the game.