By Jerry Del Priore
My love for baseball bobbleheads grow with each passing day. That’s why I combed the New York Mets’ minor league system in search of each affiliates’ bobblehead giveaway days.
This year will feature two former Mets and a host of other special promotional bobbleheads.
Columbia Fireflies (Mid-level Single-A, South Atlantic League)
On Friday, May 24, at 7:05 p.m., the first 1,500 fans to enter Segra Park will receive a David Wright Bobblehead Capital City Bombers, the Mets’ Mid-Level Single-A affiliate when Wright was on the team as a New York prospect.
The Fireflies will be hosting Marvel Superhero night on Friday, July 26, at 7:05 p.m. and they will be giving away a Superhero bobblehead.
Binghamton Rumble Ponies (Double-A, Eastern League)
On Saturday, May 11, at 2:05 p.m, the Rumble Ponies will be handing out Jacob DeGrom Bobbleheads to the first 1,000 fans through the gates at NYSEG Stadium, as the team pays tribute to the 2018 Cy Young Award winner.
The first 1,000 fans into NYSEG on Tuesday, Jul 16, at 6:35 p.m., will receive a Tim Tebow Bobblehead.
Syracuse Mets (Triple-A, International League)
On Saturday, May 18, at 1:05 p.m., on Armed Forces Day, the first 1,000 fans through the gates will receive a Tim Tebow camo jersey bobblehead
Scool Butter Sculpture
The Butter Sculptures are based off the famous butter sculpture featured at the NYS Fair each year. And the Mets will be giving away Scooch Butter Sculpture bobbleheads on Saturday, Jul 13, at 7:05 p.m.
On Sunday, July 14, 1:05 PM, Syracuse will be handing out Ed Kranepool bobbleheads, as it celebrates the New York Mets 1969 World Series Championship team.
Ms. Salt Potato
Salt potatoes are a regional dish of Syracuse, New York, typically served in the summer when the young potatoes are first harvested. They are a staple food at fairs and barbecues in the Central New York region, where they are most popular.
In honor of that popular food tradition, on Saturday, Aug 24, at 7:05 p.m., Met fans can walk away with a Ms. Salt Potato Bobblehead giveaway.
For a list of bobblehead giveaways for the Brooklyn Cyclones (short-season Single-A), please read this article: https://brooklynsportsworld.com/2019/04/07/bobblehead-mania-hits-brooklyn-cyclones-mcu-park-in-2019/