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Jose Reyes doesn’t really like his bobblehead doll

Sep 18, 2012, 1:18 PM EDT

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Tomorrow night the Marlins are giving away a Jose Reyes bobblehead doll, but the shortstop isn’t thrilled with how it looks.

Joe Capozzi of the Palm Beach Post describes the amusing scene:

“It doesn’t look like me,” he said. “Not at all. Except for the beard.”

He reached into his locker and pulled out one of the bobblehead dolls and said: “I mean, what do you think?”

I told him I thought it looked sort of like him, but a lot more like Fernando Vina.

For anyone curious, Fernando Vina looks like this.

  1. theawesomersfranchise - Sep 18, 2012 at 1:32 PM

    Why is he upset? The bobblehead is an improvement

  2. thatyankeedude - Sep 18, 2012 at 1:46 PM

    Didn’t Fernando Vina always lean into pitches or something?

    • thefalcon123 - Sep 18, 2012 at 5:57 PM

      Yep. If a pitch was slightly inside, he would turn into it. He was hit by more than 20 pitches 3 times in his career.

      Still never came close to Ron Hunt’s insane 1971 though:

      http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/h/huntro01.shtml

  3. umrguy42 - Sep 18, 2012 at 1:48 PM

    Yeah, more like Vina than him, anyway.

  4. vallewho - Sep 18, 2012 at 2:13 PM

    nahhh… a true Fernando Vina doll would have the inprint of Albert Belle’s right elbow across the chest!

  5. Old Gator - Sep 18, 2012 at 2:36 PM

    Stop whining, Jose. First of all, you’re starting to sound like the Hanster. Second of all, you should be grateful that Scrooge McLoria didn’t just buy up the Mutts’ remaindered Reyes bobbleheads at an impending-end-of-the-world discount and give them away tomorrow.

    • natslady - Sep 18, 2012 at 2:53 PM

      Just beat the Fillies, willya? I’m really tired of hearing about their WC chances.

  6. lew24 - Sep 18, 2012 at 3:28 PM

    I thought it was Shane Victorino!

  7. ryanhowardsnose - Sep 19, 2012 at 1:04 PM

    He’s right though, it’s way off. Where are the crutches? Where’s the ACE bandage around his left hammy? Where’s his illegitimate batting title from last year? No no, this is all wrong!

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