Skip to main content

Four years ago I diaried about an event that would prove to be a harbinger of things to come: Bobblection 2008. At the time, the St. Louis Cardinals Single-A affiliate Quad Cities River Bandits held their first ever Bobblehead election and then Senator Barack Obama, like he would a mere three months later, defeated John McCain in a landslide.

Tonight: Round two.

I realize my title gives away the outcome, but follow me past the squiggle for the pics and details.

So here's the deal: the first 500 fans in attendance got to cast their vote by choosing which bobblehead they wanted - President Obama or Mitt Romney. Game time was at 5:00 against the Oakland A's affiliate Burlington Bees so we made sure to arrive at Modern Woodmen Park in Davenport, IA, plenty early. 3:00 seemed appropriate.

Despite the fact that it was raining (a rare event this summer), a line had already begun to form.
So we parked the car, grabbed our umbrellas and hopped in line. The entire kissfan clan was excited.
Ok, maybe it was just the youngest who was excited
Having only one line, it was difficult to tell who was in line for Obama and who was in line for Romney. Once they opened the gates however, it became obvious. As the ushers yelled "Obama line on the left, Romney on the right," it was clear the early arrivers were there to support the President. But it was early...

Once all four of us had cast our votes by selecting our bobbleheads, we went to find our seats.

Nice view
We got some food (the veggie wraps were pretty tasty) and drinks and settled in.
The affordable local beers didn't last long
Soon, the game got underway.
I kept trying to see which candidate was ahead but it was difficult to tell from my seat. By the time the park closed down the promotion however, the results were clear and it wasn't even close. Obama had won in a landslide... AGAIN!
The leftover Romney Bobbleheads
In the end, the River Bandits lost and we got rained on again before it was over. But a good time was had by all. And who knows? Maybe it's another harbinger of good things to come.

Thanks for reading!

The Bobblehead
Update: Thanks for the recs, everybody! It was nice to wake up and find myself on the list.

Originally posted to kissfan on Sun Aug 12, 2012 at 09:24 PM PDT.

Also republished by Community Spotlight.

EMAIL TO A FRIEND X
Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags

?

More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

Bob Johnson, GainesT1958, JekyllnHyde, TXdem, Bill in Portland Maine, murphy, daninoah, MouseThatRoared, donna in evanston, cotterperson, SanJoseLady, eeff, Bugsby, Morgana, concernedamerican, blaneyboy, itskevin, egarratt, fumie, rioduran, askyron, CocoaLove, dksbook, Lilyvt, Texknight, SneakySnu, ammaloy, Kentucky DeanDemocrat, HeyMikey, zerelda, ybruti, Sembtex, mungley, Pam LaPier, Emmy, sebastianguy99, boji, Ckntfld, Unit Zero, caul, kefauver, dewtx, majcmb1, Pam from Calif, aaraujo, blue jersey mom, markdd, Blu Gal in DE, Joes Steven, kathny, xaxnar, althea in il, Dvalkure, Rolandz, Patriot4peace, Wary, fou, blueoasis, global citizen, StrayCat, real world chick, myrealname, Statusquomustgo, DBunn, Thinking Fella, sephius1, Sapere aude, Habitat Vic, gloriana, jhop7, madgranny, trueblueliberal, jwinIL14, bkamr, mayrose, HappyinNM, OleHippieChick, TomFromNJ, hwmnbn, smartdemmg, triplepoint, brasilaaron, Gemina13, My Spin, palantir, dmhlt 66, Diogenes2008, Fiddlegirl, MrsTarquinBiscuitbarrel, christine20, Satya1, litoralis, juca, moonbatlulu, geebeebee, johnosahon, henlesloop, marabout40, NJpeach, michelewln, BenderRodriguez, cishart, womankind, JoanMar, pixxer, ItsSimpleSimon, ThirtyFiveUp, Dems in 08, JanG, surfermom, I love OCD, oldmilitant, spooks51, Bob Duck, Olympia, kiwiheart, ebirch1, mrsgoo, Haf2Read, zukesgirl64, burana, BarackStarObama, SueM1121, floridablue, CherryTheTart, IDTT, Dbug, Badjuh, just another vortex, stlsophos, thejoshuablog, CoyoteMarti, Only Needs a Beat, Prairie D, Liberal Granny, Heart n Mind, Mindful Nature, ahumbleopinion, nellgwen, Farkletoo, stellaluna, Olkate, MartyM, BRog, doroma, cuphalffull, Kinak, janislav, tripodisblack, Stills, Dancun74, zoebear, SanFernandoValleyMom, Smoh, Laura Wnderer, Rooe, tngirl

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site