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Many of you have asked since the release of the Nationals promotional schedule who our 2013 bobbleheads will be. Well, we have good news and we have better news. The good news is, you’ll find out by Monday. The better news? If you’re the first person to accurately guess the identities of all three 2013 bobbleheads after we reveal clues this week, you’ll win 4 lower level tickets to one of the 2013 bobblehead games (we’ll have four of those bobbleheads waiting for you, of course) plus the other two 2013 bobbleheads to complete this year’s set!
Here’s how the giveaway works. Each day this week, we’ll give you a clue, which will lead you to a single digit. On Monday, we’ll drop the final clue, giving you five digits which you’ll need to unscramble in the correct sequence to reveal the jersey numbers of the members of our 2013 bobblehead class. Once the final clue is released, the first correct guess of all three bobbleheads using the hashtag #NatsBobbles will win!
Even if you aren’t our Grand Prize winner, we still have great prizes for you. The next three (3) runners up will receive one complete set of all three 2013 bobbleheads. And three (3) more consolation winners will get their choice of one (1) of the three 2013 bobbleheads.
So let’s get started…here’s your first clue towards unveiling this year’s bobbleheads!
CLUE #1: In how many consecutive games did Adam LaRoche homer against the Cubs last September?
CLUE #2: On what pitch of the at-bat did Roger Bernadina save the day, flying into the wall at Minute Maid Park to catch Brett Wallace’s deep drive August 7 in Houston?
CLUE #3: The number of pitches in Jayson Werth’s game-winning at-bat in Game 4 of the NLDS MINUS the inning in which he hit his home run.
CLUE #4: How many fewer home runs did Gio Gonzalez give up in the 2012 regular season than fellow Cy Young finalist Clayton Kershaw?
CLUE #5: How many All-Star selections do the Nationals players mentioned in the clues above have combined?
Your five clues correspond to the five digits that comprise the jersey numbers of our 2013 bobbleheads! REMEMBER: You MUST TWEET the correct responses using #NatsBobbles in order to qualify for the giveaway (complete rules here).
UPDATE: First of all, thank you all for your participation – based on reaction, it seems that even the most hardcore fans were pleasantly surprised by the level of involvement in this promotion. As a point of explanation, we pull all winners using a program designed specifically to track hashtags. That said, we pulled the first seven responses we saw after the final clue was announced. We appreciate your feedback, as it helps us make future promotions more fan friendly and accessible for all of you. If you won, congratulations. If not, don’t worry – we’ll have plenty more coming once the season starts, which – we don’t have to remind you – is only one week away!
Who doesn’t love a good Bobblehead? Generally, who gets immortalized in bobble form is determined ahead of time—but now, the fans get to choose. In a repeat of last year, the Nationals are letting their fans determine who the third Bobblehead night will honor. Pudge Rodriguez was the fans’ choice in 2010, so who will reign supreme in ’11?
Will it be newcomer Adam LaRoche? He has already made a splash with the Nats in Spring Training, hitting .398 with an incredible OPS of 1.038 in 15 games. His offense and defense are sure to impress his new fans in DC.
Or perhaps it will be one of the Zimmerman(n)s. Face-of-the-franchise Ryan was honored last year with his Gold and Silver Bobblehead, showing off his 2009 Gold Glove and Silver Slugger awards. He was awarded another Silver Slugger award for the 2010 season and it’s clear he is one of the premier third basemen in the entire League. Jordan is back for his first full season since recovering from Tommy John surgery. It’s obvious that he’s feeling fine; in his second start last fall, he pitched six shutout innings, striking out nine and allowing only one walk. Impressive, right?
Drew Storen is also an option. He had a strong finish to Spring Training once he re-discovered his fastball and ended his time in Viera with a pair of saves. It’s still unclear who will be the Nationals’ closer for the regular season, but Storen is definitely in the race for it.
And then there’s second baseman Danny Espinosa. Though he only appeared in 28 games last season, he thrilled the fans in Washington with his power. He hit for a .447 slugging percentage with four doubles, a triple and six home runs. His presence in the middle of the infield, and the middle of the lineup, isn’t to be toyed with.
So who will you choose? Either way, you win. If you can’t make up your mind, go ahead and vote for all five. Fans can vote as often as they’d like, and can also vote using Facebook and Twitter.
But spread the word—the contest ends Sunday, April 3, at 10 p.m. Vote here, and be sure to spread the word. Check back with us on April 4 to see which Nat won.
Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez has been selected by Nationals fans to be featured as this season’s Fans Choice Bobblehead. In his first season in Washington, Rodriguez is batting .295 with 26 RBI and one homerun and has provided a spark to the bottom of the order. The bobbleheads, presented by PNC Bank, will be given to the first 15,000 fans attending the Nationals game on Saturday, August 28 against the St. Louis Cardinals.
For the first time in team history fans were given the opportunity to cast their votes for their favorite player to receive the bobblehead honor. Voting took place in March and April on Nationals.com. The Fan Choice bobblehead is the last in a three-part series: the first was a Ryan Zimmerman Gold Glove/Silver Slugger bobblehead that commemorated Zimmerman’s unique achievement in receiving both awards during the 2009 season, while the second will feature Nationals outfielder Nyjer Morgan and will be given out before the July 31 game against the Philadelphia Phillies.
The 2009 NatsTown Bobbleheads have been selected for the two Saturday home games in August. The Nationals enshrined “The Capital Punisher” and slugger Adam Dunn into the Bobblehead Hall of Fame. You can get your Dunn Bobblehead August, 8th against the Arizona Diamondbacks. You can complete the coveted two-piece set two weeks later with the Frank Howard Bobblehead on August, 22nd when the Nats battle the Brewers.
The Dunn Bobblehead is him with a slight smile after he blasted a ball to souvenir city with the word “Nats” in the Washington Monument half of the DC skyline. The Howard Bobblehead is his stance with an intrepid stare before he launched a ball into the upper deck at RFK Stadium with the word “Town” in the Capital Dome half of the DC skyline.
The Bobbleheads are limited to the first 15,000 fans at each game. Purchase your tickets HERE.