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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

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   1. Joey B.: posting for the kids of northeast Ohio 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 (cough, cough) 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 Rises 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.

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