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Updated: February 14th, 2012 3:04pm
Twins shelve bobblehead promotion for 2012 season

Twins shelve bobblehead promotion for 2012 season

by Judd Zulgad
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The Minnesota Twins have announced their promotional giveaways for the upcoming season, but one thing you won't find on it is a list of days on which bobbleheads will be distributed to fans entering Target Field.

Introduced in 2000 as a way to attract fans to the Metrodome, the Twins have decided not to conduct bobblehead giveaways for 2012.

Twins President Dave St. Peter said in a message Monday night that the team wanted to take a year off from the promotion but added, "they will likely be back down the road."

The bobblehead giveaways became one of the Twins' most popular promotions and started with a collection of four in 2000 that included Harmon Killebrew, Kent Hrbek, Kirby Puckett and Tony Oliva.

It was not uncommon for fans to sleep outside the Metrodome to make sure they were in line to get the bobbleheads.

Last season, the Twins had a bobblehead that featured Hrbek and Atlanta's Ron Gant from their famous play in the 1991 World Series when the two got tangled up and the Twins first baseman managed to tag out Gant.

That giveaway was done in August on the first day of the Twins' 20-year reunion of their 1991 World Series Championship.

Judd Zulgad is a columnist for He co-hosts "Mackey & Judd" from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays and "Saturday Morning SportsTalk" from 10 a.m. to noon on 1500 ESPN Twin Cities.
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