– cHANce Adams (Han Solo Chance)
– ROY Aaron Judge in judge's robe swinging a gavel
– Game of Thrones Gleyber
– Shelley Duncan
– Shane Victorino
– Sandlot character
– Office characterhttps://t.co/wpBsI4xS9w pic.twitter.com/SPN7oCxvh1
— Conor Foley (@RailRidersTT) January 15, 2018
You’re going to want to schedule a trip to see the New York Yankees‘ Triple-A affiliate, the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders this summer. Why? Epic bobbleheads.
Everyone loves getting free stuff at a game, especially when that free stuff comes in bobblehead form. The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, the New York Yankees’ Triple-A affiliate, is making those bobbleheads truly epic.
You’ve got the reigning American League Rookie of the Year, Aaron Judge, swinging a gavel while wearing judge’s robes. That giveaway takes place on May 26. Before Judge gets his night, though, the team will honor its current ace, Chance Adams, with a Han Solo-themed bobblehead. That goes down on the only day of the month it could go down in the Star Wars universe—the Fourth of May.
Gleyber Torres, arguably baseball’s best prospect who is likely to start the season with the RailRiders, according to MLB.com’s Bryan Hoch, will be honored with a Game Of Thrones-themed bobblehead. A date for that giveaway has yet to be determined.
Why Victorino? Before the franchise became a Yankees’ affiliate in 2007, it was part of the Philadelphia Phillies’ organization, known as the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons from 1989 through 2006. Victorino was named the International League’s MVP in 2005.
He won’t be the only player without Yankees’ ties to be celebrated in the future.
“That Red Baron class is going to become a lot more accessible, obviously, with [Ryan] Howard and [Chase] Utley and [Cole] Hamels and these guys starting to come out of their careers,” Josh Olerud, the team’s president and chief operating officer, told the Times-Tribune‘s Conor Foley.
Athletes aren’t the only people who will be memorialized in bobblehead form. A character from the iconic movie “The Sandlot” and the legendary television sitcom “The Office” will both be getting their own bobbleheads on Sandlot and Office-themed nights at PNC Field.
The team will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of “The Sandlot” on July 28, while a night dedicated to Scranton’s most beloved fictional employer, the Dunder Milfflin Paper Company, will take place on Sept.1. That night, there will be a petition for fans to sign that will be sent to NBC in the hopes of convincing the network to bring the show back.
You can find the team’s full 2018 promotional schedule here.