Well, we don’t have Opening Day today. Which is a shame, because it looks lovely out. (OF COURSE a global pandemic would force the cancellation of baseball games for what could have been the nicest opener in years as well as the earliest.)
But at least we have some bobbleheads. The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum, in partnership with FOCO, has unveiled limited edition bobbleheads of Ketchup, Mustard and Onion.
“No one knows when the MLB season will start, but we wanted to give fans a reason to smile and something to look forward to on what would have been Opening Day,” National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum co-founder and CEO Phil Sklar said. “The Hot Dog Derby is a fan favorite in Cleveland, and these unique bobbleheads will remind fans all year of the fun they have at the ballpark with their friends, family and fellow Indians fans.”
Every Major League team has some version of oversized stuffed animals that race around the bases between innings. In Pittsburgh, it’s pierogies (n’at). In Washington D.C., it’s presidents. And in Cleveland since 2007, it’s been hot dogs, with ketchup, mustard and onion circling the field in a race at the end of the fifth inning.
FOCO is a licensed vendor through Major League Baseball, and is also selling the Carlos Carrasco bobblehead, with proceeds going to Stand Up to Cancer. The hot dog bobbleheads – limited to 2,019 pieces – are available through the Bobblehead Hall of Fame’s online store, for $40 each, or $100 for all three. The Hall, which had been in planning for years, opened to the public in 2019.