If you have tickets to Sunday’s Washington Nationals game and were specifically looking forward to the Jayson Werth bobblehead giveaway, we have disappointing news to share.
The giveaway is, well, we’ll go with postponed. The team was not satisfied with the final product delivered to them, so they’ve decided to shelve the item and try again later.
Here’s the official statement from the team.
@ParkerSports, who received a promo copy. .Now, here’s the finish product courtesy of
As noted in the Nationals statement, the bobblehead was to commemorate Jayson Werth’s walk-off home in Game 4 of the 2012 NLDS. One could argue that was the most memorable moment of the Nationals first ten years in Washington. There’s no doubt it’s worthy of its own bobblehead as the team celebrates its 10th anniversary, and the Nationals obviously wanted it be perfect.
Honestly, it’s difficult to find much fault with the bobblehead. Aside from perhaps giving Werth real hair, which the Potomac Nationals actually did for Werth’s bobblehead earlier this season, the hair game seems on point. The jump and the scream are both evident, which are key points here. And the photo of his teammates waiting seems like a nice touch.
Facially, well, they may have a point there. That may or may not be close to Jayson Werth’s real nose, but that’s hardly the focus of the bobblehead. Perhaps there were other issues in their minds as well, but it’s strange they bothered sending out promo copies if they were truly unhappy.
Perhaps we’ll hear more, or perhaps we’ll have to wait until the new bobbleheads are issued to figure out what the dissatisfaction stemmed from.
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