Let’s get this out of the way now. I am kind of a snob when it comes to this stuff. Some of this may not be as “terrible” to you as it is me. But here are some of the biggest flubs in Padres promotional history.
I’ll start out with one of the biggest screw ups in baseball (yes all of baseball) giveaway history. The 10th FAN shirt. I honestly don’t remember exactly what year this was but the sand was used from 2004-2010, so it was somewhere in that time frame (comment below if you know the exact year). In case you don’t know, the correct phrase is 10th Man. There are 9 guys out on the field and the crowd is considered the 10th man. When you say 10th Fan A) it is incorrect and B) it sounds like you are saying there are only 10 fans out there.
@sdmike on Twitter chimed in with Neil the Beerman’s Khalil Greene cup that misspelled his last name. Yes it says Green. According to Neil it was only available for about 3 games before they realized the mistake and pulled them. Considering it says 2007 Team MVP on there, this cup has to be from the 2008 season (Greene’s last in SD).
The most recent Chase Headley bobblehead had quite a few issues. 1. Headley had a bobblehead in 2010 and regardless of the pictures sent out before hand, they are exactly the same height, and for the most part quite similar similar to each other.
Next, if you notice most bobbleheads angle the batter so when you have it displayed on your shelf with the name plate on the front showing, you’ll actually be able to see the player. Not this Headley bobblehead. You’d have to adjust him like below if you want to actually see who the bobblehead is.
Did you guys know Chase Headley boxes? Well according to the packaging, Chase is a Golden Glove winner and no longer a Gold Glove winner. GoldEN Gloves are given out in boxing. Gold Gloves are given out in baseball.
Those are 3 of the biggest blunders in Padres history promotions wise. I could easily name the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man looking Tony Gwynn statue. Or the NASCAR Jake Peavy bobblehead. Or even giving out blue and white stuff everytime the Dodgers come to town. Am I missing any bad ones? Comment down below and let me know.