Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Roy Halladay bobblehead with glove on wrong hand selling on MLB.com

Another Pat Venditte?

If this bobblehead is the truth, Halladay is either a famous LEFT-handed pitcher who’s been faking us out, or a righty who has sustained a head injury, thinks he’s a lefty and doesn’t know how to wear a glove or stand on a pitching mound any longer. He also looks like Billy Bob Thornton from “Sling Blade.” Or some combination therein.

Note: MLB.com has since removed the Halladay bobblehead from its site.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: May 24, 2012 at 02:29 PM | 20 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: bobbleheads, china, memorabilia, phillies, roy hallday

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. Joey B. is counting the days to Trea Turner Posted: May 24, 2012 at 06:25 PM (#4139607)
This could be the greatest collectors' item since the stamp with the upside-down biplane on it.
   2. Hack Wilson Posted: May 24, 2012 at 06:36 PM (#4139616)
No wonder Roy has never won a Gold Glove Award.
   3. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: May 24, 2012 at 06:41 PM (#4139620)
Even stranger for a supposed Halladay likeness, the bobblehead is smiling.
   4. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: May 24, 2012 at 07:03 PM (#4139641)
Yeah, he looks more like Lowell Mather than Roy Halladay.
   5. I Am Not a Number Posted: May 24, 2012 at 10:47 PM (#4139757)
In the entire history of bobbleheads, has one ever actually looked like the person being depicted?
   6. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: May 24, 2012 at 11:05 PM (#4139762)
   7. Lassus Posted: May 24, 2012 at 11:54 PM (#4139786)
Maybe he's about to fake out Jimmy Rollins and flatten him with a wrong-handed pitch between the eyes.
   8. The District Attorney Posted: May 25, 2012 at 12:10 AM (#4139790)
Only one.
I thought you were going to go in this direction.
   9. OsunaSakata Posted: May 25, 2012 at 05:48 AM (#4139840)
I can't look at Roy Halladay without thinking he look like Chris Elliott.
   10. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: May 25, 2012 at 06:13 AM (#4139842)
I thought they did a good job with this bobblehead. Almost human!
   11. Greg K Posted: May 25, 2012 at 06:19 AM (#4139843)
There's something about the Halladay prototype of face. In addition to Elliott you've got...

Jarrod Washburn
Ben Zobrist
and
Mike Carp

Maybe all white people look the same to me, but those guys all seem to share a common ancestry.
   12. A Fatty Cow That Need Two Seats Posted: May 25, 2012 at 06:46 AM (#4139846)
stradi-who-vius?
   13. T.J. Posted: May 25, 2012 at 08:34 AM (#4139868)
In the entire history of bobbleheads, has one ever actually looked like the person being depicted?


I can't believe no one went here.
   14. smileyy Posted: May 25, 2012 at 08:47 AM (#4139872)
Somehow, none of 6, 8 or 13 were Madeleine Albright bobbleheads.
   15. Nasty Nate Posted: May 25, 2012 at 10:12 AM (#4139914)
ha, they didn't even really make him lefty - he's just going to throw the glove to home
   16. Benji Gil Gamesh VII - The Opt-Out Awakens Posted: May 25, 2012 at 11:24 AM (#4139962)
Halladay could've pitched left-handed, if he wanted to.
   17. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: May 25, 2012 at 11:33 AM (#4139972)
ha, they didn't even really make him lefty - he's just going to throw the glove to home

Yeah! That's why it looks so weird.

either that or he's a lefty and his head is on backwards.
   18. Nasty Nate Posted: May 25, 2012 at 11:41 AM (#4139981)
either that or he's a lefty and his head is on backwards lifts the
....and he lifts the wrong leg
   19. zonk Posted: May 25, 2012 at 12:17 PM (#4140017)
Well, he could be Fernando -- though, as Nate notes, he's still not going to get much leverage with a backwards push-off.
   20. Austin Posted: May 25, 2012 at 01:31 PM (#4140084)
I wonder what kind of spin would be imparted by wearing the glove on the pitching hand.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Harveys Wallbangers
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogDodgers Call Up Julio Urias for Friday Start
(22 - 1:56am, May 28)
Last: I'm not Black I'm Orange Julius

NewsblogTony LaRussa invades booth to argue with Pirates braodcaster
(25 - 1:55am, May 28)
Last: Cargo Cultist

NewsblogOT: NBA Playoffs Thread 2016
(2631 - 1:53am, May 28)
Last: Los Angeles El Hombre de Anaheim

NewsblogHector Olivera’s suspension doesn’t fully clarify future with Braves | Jeff Schultz blog
(9 - 1:46am, May 28)
Last: Cargo Cultist

NewsblogOTP 2016 May 23: Baseball owners hear from Democratic, Republican strategists
(1190 - 1:37am, May 28)
Last: Joe Kehoskie

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 5-27-2016
(10 - 1:35am, May 28)
Last: Cargo Cultist

NewsblogStew Thornley's macabre adventure: Visiting every dead baseball Hall of Famer's grave
(54 - 1:19am, May 28)
Last: Gonfalon Bubble

NewsblogMiklasz: Cards Blow a Chance to Beat Cubs: Another Reason to Despise the Sac Bunt
(26 - 1:12am, May 28)
Last: Meatwad

NewsblogTwins suspend pitching coach Neil Allen after DWI arrest
(6 - 12:18am, May 28)
Last: Howie Menckel

NewsblogOMNICHATTER 5-27-16
(109 - 12:13am, May 28)
Last: Los Angeles El Hombre de Anaheim

NewsblogWade Boggs feels ‘back home’ as Red Sox retire his No. 26 at Fenway Park
(46 - 11:39pm, May 27)
Last: SoSHially Unacceptable

NewsblogMLB: Vin Scully recites the speech about baseball from "Field of Dreams".
(38 - 11:33pm, May 27)
Last: McCoy

NewsblogBaseball Prospectus | Tools of Ignorance: The Team-Mandated Player Opt-Out
(5 - 11:02pm, May 27)
Last: ReggieThomasLives

NewsblogUncompetitive Minor League Wages Might Be Deterring Talent
(58 - 10:29pm, May 27)
Last: DavidFoss

Sox TherapyFeet of Clay
(7 - 7:48pm, May 27)
Last: Textbook Editor

Page rendered in 0.1870 seconds
47 querie(s) executed