Today we celebrate National Bobblehead Day, a holiday that is as fun as it is necessary. It's such a good holiday, in fact, that Evan Longoria celebrated by channeling his inner bobblehead doll. As Gandhi more or less said, "Be the bobblehead you wish to see in the world."
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Following Longoria's lead, here are our favorite bobbleheads of the last year.
Yadier Molina's larger-than-life bobblehead
Throughout the 2017 season Busch Stadium hosted a giant bobblehead statue of Molina. It was so good that Molina needed to take a nodding selfie with it:
The Fresno Grizzlies' 20th Anniversary Series
In 2017, the Fresno Grizzlies celebrated their 20th season in Fresno and decided to celebrate with a bobblehead series featuring some notable former players. These are all great, but it's hard to outshine Madison Bumgarner arm wrestling a bear:
Bob Walk's bobblechair
Some bobbleheads only celebrate individuals, but others commemorate specific moments in history. The Pirates' release of a Bob Walk bobblechair in May recognized the time the announcer fell out of his chair:
Trevor Bauer Drone Bobblehead
The Indians pitcher was forced to miss a start in the 2016 Postseason due to an injury sustained when he cut his finger on a drone. In 2017, the Reno Aces remembered that event in the best way possible -- with a bobblehead:
Can't wait until August 19 for your Trevor Bauer Drone Bobblehead? Here's another look at him.- Reno Aces (@Aces) August 2, 2017
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2018 is already shaping up to be a good year in bobbleheads with the Blue Jays set to release a Marcus Stroman shimmy doll, so we're likely to have even more to celebrate this time next year.
Happy National Bobblehead Day, everybody!