I guess I thought bobblehead dolls were on their way out—not dead, but definitely in decline. But today I came across a baseball site called Three True Outcomes, whose bloggers have wasted innumerable hours compiling a list of all the bobblehead giveaways scheduled by major and minor league baseball teams this season . It adds up to more than 220 separate bobblehead nights—67 of them at major league parks. (The Pittsburgh Pirates alone are hosting 11 different bobblehead nights.) This may be less than in past years, but it’s still a hell of a lot. Half of the players on my fantasy team have their own doll, and most of them don’t deserve it, I can assure you. Among major league teams, the Washington Nationals may have the best giveaway: a Screech  doll for kids 12 and under (Aug. 13). (OK, Screech is actually the Nationals’ 6-foot-2 eagle mascot .) Meanwhile, the Charleston RiverDogs are giving away a Nancy O’Dell  bobblehead doll (July 28). Yes, that Nancy O’Dell. The co-host of Access Hollywood. Via Deadspin .
—Posted by Tim Nudd