From The Big Lead by Mike Cardillo
The Milwaukee Brewers are in the midst of a season to forget at Miller Park, sitting 41-52 and nine games out of a National League Wild Card spot. The team came up with a novel way to attract fans to tonight’s interleague game against the Indians — Harry Doyle Bobblehead night, in a nod to the 1989 classic, Major League. It’s not just any bobblehead either, this one talks and says “This guy threw at his own kid in a father-son game” and, of course, the requisite, “Juuuuuuuuust a bit outside.”
/Shuffles papers like Harry Doyle would after reading a promo…
I’m not exactly sure if one can muster a couple thoughts on a promotional bobblehead, but let’s try. This is a creative (if odd) promo, isn’t it? Uecker is a real person and sometimes Milwaukee’s best drawing card, but Harry Doyle is a fictional character who called games for another team. True, Cleveland is in town so I guess that part makes sense. Then again, the original Major League was filmed at the dearly departed Milwaukee County Stadium rather than Cleveland Municipal Stadium, where the Indians would have played circa 1989. So yeah, this all makes sense.
In any event, the Brewers only produced 4,000 of these keepsakes and the tickets associated with them have already sold out. Let’s see what they end up selling for on eBay …
I tend to doubt this clip is among those the bobblehead says, but we can hope, can’t we?