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The toughest bobblehead ever

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Jan 17, 2008 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

pmlb2-4308117dt.jpgYesterday we told you about the Phil Hughes blog. The Franchise blogged again today and revealed that his warm-up song could be For Whom The Bells Tolls by Metallica. Nice.

I also remembered that Chien-Ming Wang has his own site. He’s not blogging but his site does have some stories and even sells bobbleheads.

This Wang bobblehead has to be the official bobblehead of the LoHud Yankees Blog. He looks sort of bad-ass here. Sort of like Chow Yun-Fat in The Replacement Killers. I’m so getting one of these.

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28 Responses to “The toughest bobblehead ever”

  1. Boston Dave January 17th, 2008 at 8:45 pm

    that bobblehead is horrendous

    go phil! love metallica

  2. Yankees Chick January 17th, 2008 at 8:47 pm

    This is classic. I’m intimidated just looking at it, to be honest. He looks like he is either ready to strike a business deal with some hard-hitting corporation or pull out a tiny little James Bond gun and start shooting Russian spies at any moment.

  3. Jennifer - Save Phil Hughes! January 17th, 2008 at 8:47 pm

    I can’t see Phil’s entire entry!! UGH!

  4. Boston Dave January 17th, 2008 at 8:48 pm

    One thing I found interesting on Phil’s blog.

    He seems to be either taking to NY, or he’s faking it… but he’s anti-NE Patriots and pro Giants.

    why is this meaningful? he grew up a huge Red Sox fan. chances are he was a Pats fan as well.

  5. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Save the Three Musketeers! January 17th, 2008 at 8:48 pm

    Yeah, Pete, because we are just *so* bad ass.

  6. Jennifer - Save Phil Hughes! January 17th, 2008 at 8:51 pm

    Boston I thought the same thing too. :lol: I woudn’t care if he were a Pats fan, after all we all know Brady is a Yankee fan. Phil shouldn’t be afraid to tell us if he’s rooting for the Pats.

  7. Boston Dave January 17th, 2008 at 8:52 pm

    Jennifer,

    he did grow up in Cali, so he may just be a SD fan. But either way he is pulling for the GMen.

  8. Jennifer - Save Phil Hughes! January 17th, 2008 at 8:55 pm

    That is true, but his father did manage to brain wash him into being a sox fan. Lucky for us we undid the brain washing.

  9. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Save the Three Musketeers! January 17th, 2008 at 8:56 pm

    jen: oh how I imagine his father is regretting that now…

  10. Yankees Chick January 17th, 2008 at 9:07 pm

    I have always wondered about players that grow up a huge fan of the rival of the team that he ends up playing for, AND the players that end up playing for 2 rival teams (like damon). Do they 100% change their loyalties or is there a little bit of love left in their heart….

  11. Doreen January 17th, 2008 at 9:10 pm

    Yankees Chick, I think it’s different from the inside looking out (player) versus the outside looking in (fan). I believe that while they are playing, they are only for the team that they play for. And then I think in situations like Damon’s or other players who move around a lot, it’s the team they play for, plus rooting for individual guys with whom they’ve become close. After they retire? Who knows?

  12. yanks-giants guy January 17th, 2008 at 9:14 pm

    didnt manny grow up in manhattan?

  13. Yankees Chick January 17th, 2008 at 9:16 pm

    Good point Doreen. I’d definitely agree that it’s after they retire (or move on to another team) that they re-evaluate whether their loyalties have shifted.

  14. Drew January 17th, 2008 at 9:16 pm

    That goes on the list of all-time worst bobbleheads. It looks a bit like him, but in a suit?

  15. LA Yanks Fan January 17th, 2008 at 9:17 pm

    My two suggestions would be:

    Be Quick or Be Dead by Iron Maiden (starts out fast, Bruce lets out a scream, and much rocking ensues)

    Born to Raise Hell by Motorhead with Ice-T and Whitfield Crane (on the Airheads soundtrack which is actually a great album. Up there with the Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels soundtrack as my favorite of all time.)

  16. Yanksrule57 January 17th, 2008 at 9:35 pm

    A lot of bobblehaeds don’t look at all like the person they represent. I think this one looks a lot like CMW.
    Very cool.

    Re Hughes: Why do so many pitchers like to enter to heavy metal? I am not a metal fan at all but I do have “Enter Sandman” on my IPOD, it’s a great workout song.

  17. mel January 17th, 2008 at 9:44 pm

    He looks so…menacing. Just needs the dangling cig…

  18. mel January 17th, 2008 at 9:46 pm

    Phil doesn’t like the Pats, huh? Still respect him, even though he doesn’t know a thing about football. lol.

  19. Bill from NJ January 17th, 2008 at 9:47 pm

    $105 for a bobblehead?

    It also says it won’t ship from the warehouse for 6-8 WEEKS!

  20. YankeeJosh January 17th, 2008 at 9:56 pm

    Gotta hand it to Hughes, he knows how to play to an audience. Not sure if he believes the football picks or not, but going with the New York football team and picking against the Boston team is a great way to earn points.

    Heck, it works for me!

  21. Old Goat January 17th, 2008 at 9:57 pm

    That is a lot of bangle for a bobble!

    I would imagine that the players find that things are different from the inside of an organization. In the things that Damon has said and that Molina has said, I think the perception when on an opposing team is nothing like reality. I think they will remember the old teams favorably if they did well there, but I wouldn’t be surprised if the Yankees moved up in their hearts after playing for them. The rich history the Yankees have probably hits home with them.

    I think of the various TV personalities on YES who were players who played for other teams as well as the Yankees. While its hard to tell sincerity, they seem to have very positive things to say about their Yankee periods.

  22. Old Yanks Fan January 17th, 2008 at 10:03 pm

    I’m not sure I recognize it. Is that Wang’s ROAD uniform?

  23. Old Yanks Fan January 17th, 2008 at 10:10 pm

    It’s gonna be cool to watch 2 icons in ARod and Jeter, but Joba and Phil are going to steal the hearts of Yankee fans.
    We are like the 48 year childless couple that gives up, and BAM… they have twins! WE GOT KIDS NOW!

    Did anyone see ‘Stuck On You’ about the twins attached at the hip? One’s a short order cook but the other wants to move to LA to become an actor. When the cook brother asks his brother what he’s ‘going to do in LA’ he brother tells him ‘you can be my stunt double…. ya know.. doing my difficult stunts so I don’t get hurt’.

  24. ct_chris January 17th, 2008 at 10:24 pm

    I find it amusing that some of you think Phil is picking the Chargers or calling him anti-NE just to placate fans. Phil Hughes was born and raised in Southern Cal., so it doesn’t seem like a stretch for me to believe he honestly like to see the SD Chargers win.

  25. ghlu January 17th, 2008 at 11:39 pm

    I wonder how long did it take to collect all those K clips on CMW’s website :-p

  26. G. Love January 18th, 2008 at 12:32 am

    I’m getting misty eyed seeing Pete give Chow Yun Fat some indirect love on this blog.

    He’s the Asian John Wayne.

    If you love action movies and want to see a great film and don’t mind reading subtitles, rent The Killer by John Woo starring Chow Yun Fat. Badass.

  27. saucy January 18th, 2008 at 12:40 am

    Pete, was that you that commented as lohudyanksblog? “Mighty Patriots”?

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