Friday, September 2, 2011
Coolest Bobblehead Ever?
The Tiger's current AAA affiliate, the Toledo Mud Hens were first brought to national recognition by Toledo's own cross-dressing Corporal Klinger in the oft-funny, sometimes depressing drama-dy, M*A*S*H*. Jamie Farr played this character, and was actually from Toledo in real life and often wore Mud Hens jerseys on the show. So check out this (probably long overdue) sweet bobble - complete with matching skirt and the famous M*A*S*H* "this far to" sign.
Maybe you guys weren't fans of the show, but I was as my parents and grandparents watched it all the time. I always thought Klinger was funny, especially when he busted out the full dress and makeup whenever the big brass showed up at the camp, just to try and get them to classify him as 'crazy' and send him back home to Toledo. It never worked though. Sort of an inadvertent "don't ask, don't tell" situation.
Anyways, I wish I could get one of these, but it will likely be quite a hot item, since they are only giving away 2,000.