I’ve never been much of a bobblehead collector. The first bobblehead I ever got was a Jermaine O’Neal model when he was playing with the Toronto Raptors. O’Neal was traded about a week later. The only other bobblehead I own is a Brandon Morrow one, which looks like a generic male action figure with no resemblance to the pitcher whatsoever. I’d tell you that I couldn’t care less about bobbleheads, but then the Oakland Athletics went and piqued my interest with an announcement that Coco Crisp’s bobblehead will do the Bernie.

The Bernie, of course, is a reference to the 1989 film “Weekend at Bernie’s”. The A’s adopted The Bernie as their team dance last season and we’re all better for it.

h/t Deadspin

Comments (7)

  1. While yes it’s based on the movie.

    Its become popular again because of the song Moving like Bernie


  2. You guys know KLAW posted his top 100 prospect list right?

  3. Oakland just keeps nailing it! The baseball team and the city.

    I sold my Brandon Morrow bobblehead to a drunk guy on the street outside the stadium. the conversation went something like this:

    Drunk guy : Fuck bro! I can’t believe I didn’t get a bobble head. (A pair of slightly crossed eyes then spotted the desired box in my hands) I’ll give you twenty bucks for that bobble head.

    Me: Yup.

    Drunk guy: (Realizing it wasn’t worth $20) Shit.

    Then he handed me a $20 and I got street meat from the $3 sausage guy by the RBC on Front Street and a pitcher of beer. Fuck that was a great day!

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