Originally published by DodgerBlue.com
Los Angeles Dodgers bobbleheads historically are among the most popular Dodger Stadium giveaways each season, and it’s held true again throughout 2023.
But with the regular season winding to a close, there are only six Dodgers bobblehead dates remaining on their 2023 promotions and giveaway calendar.
August has two bobblehead giveaways, beginning with Chris Taylor on Tuesday night. The Taylor bobblehead has him dressed in a road uniform and stretching out for a catch, reminiscent of plays he’s made at Miller Park.
The month closes out with a duo bobblehead featuring rookies James Outman and Miguel Vargas.
Among the more unique Dodgers bobbleheads from this season that also still lie ahead on the schedule are of Julio Urías in a Team Mexico uniform from the 2023 World Baseball Classic, and Joe Kelly dressed in a Mariachi charro jacket.
Like his other Dodgers teammates who also participated, Urías raved about the experience of playing in the WBC.
The Kelly bobblehead was made possible by the Dodgers completing a trade with the Chicago White Sox, and his viral moment during a visit to the White House during the 2021 season.
Kelly traded a game jersey for the charro jacket from Grover Castro Tiburcio, a California State University, Northridge alumnus and trumpet player for Mariachi Garibaldi de Jaime Cuéllar. Kelly then wore the jacket when the Dodgers visited the White House to celebrate their 2020 World Series title.
“Originally I just wanted the jacket. It’s one of those things that was kind of spur of the moment,” Kelly explained at the time. “I saw they were going to perform before our game, and Kenley (Jansen) saw them and brought them down to the field.
“It’s one of those things where I thought in my head, ‘These things are sweet.’ I asked if they wanted to trade, and at the moment I don’t think any of them really wanted to. They’re beautiful pieces of work with outstanding embroidery on it, outstanding fabric on it.
“I didn’t get a glimpse of it up close until I actually made the trade. After I made the trade, I wasn’t planning on wearing it to the White House. I totally forgot we were even going to the White House.
“So it was one of those things like, ‘I should try this on to see if it fits.’ I tried it on after the game and thought, ‘Man, this fits great.’ And those were actually Mookie Betts’ pants, that’s why they were a little bit too short. My whole outfit was borrowed.”
2023 Dodgers bobbleheads
August 29: Chris Taylor bobblehead
August 31: James Outman and Miguel Vargas bobblehead
September 2: Austin Barnes bobblehead
September 13: Dave Roberts bobblehead
September 21: Julio Urías World Baseball Classic bobblehead
September 22: Mariachi Joe Kelly bobblehead
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