Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Bobblehead Copywriters Needed, Stat

SoSG Alex Cora has been great at attending the 2012 Dodgers Bobblehead nights and picking up a ceramic wobbly figure (or figures) for me each time (whoo hoo!). But as I have been taking these bobbleheads and placing them back in my Raiders Of The Lost Ark-like closet of infinite bobbleheads for safe keeping, I couldn't help but notice how this year's boxes seem pretty spartan relative to the bobbleheads of the past.

Take a look. Exhibit 1: Eric Karros (distributed June 28, 2012)

Exhibit 2: Brian Jordan (distributed July 1, 2003)

I liked Brian Jordan and all, but he only spent two years with the Dodgers in the middle of his career, playing 194 games and batting .289 with 24 HR. Eric Karros, on the other hand, had a much more meaningful Dodger career over 12 years and over 1600 games, batting .268 with 270 HR (third most all-time on the Dodgers career HR list).

Shouldn't Karros get more copy on his bobblehead box? Or was that Frank McCourt's last money-saving hurrah as he walked out the door (with his bags of money)?


Greg Finley said...

Blah ... Full justify looks so gross.

Steve Sax said...

Hey Greg. Definitely agree with you, especially with that size / shape of font.

Full justify can be okay sometimes, though. But you need proper kerning.

Franklin Stubbs said...

I loves me some good kerning.

BJ Killeen said...

Do you need the Don Drysdale Maury Wills bobblehead? I'd be willing to part with it for the good of the team..

Let me know