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Behind every great franchise is a great giveaway at the gate

The bobblehead craze has gotten out of control. You can basically pick any professional or semi-pro league in the nation, choose a game, walk through the gates and it is almost certain that a bobblehead will be placed in you hand. Frankly, it’s beyond a craze and has officially entered epidemic mode. Personally, it’s not our style, but that could be changing. Why? Well, it’s because one imaginative baseball franchise went off the board, deciding to give away a headless bobblehead.

The St. Paul Saints are putting their own twist on the popular promotion, in a nod to one of the most notorious Minnesota stories of last year.

At Sunday’s game, they’ll give 2,500 fans a miniature bathroom stall with a pair of lower legs and feet – one of which is springloaded so that it taps.

A Saints press release notes that, “It doesn’t matter if your tapping style is done with a ‘wide stance.'”

That’s a not-so-subtle reference to Idaho Republican Sen. Larry Craig, who pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct after an undercover police officer arrested him for allegedly soliciting sex in a bathroom stall at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

Rumor has it that the New York Mets are following a similar path, giving away Eliot Spitzer bobblepenises to the first 10,000 fans through the gates.


[]: Minnesota baseball team giving out Sen. Craig `bobblefoot’ to fans

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