Make no mistake: it's a reach for a baseball team to do a Bruce Lee bobblehead giveaway even if it's the team in the area that claims The Dragon as a native son. The San Francisco Giants are in a heated race with the reloaded Dodgers but on September 4th, all of that intensity will come with a bobblehead giveaway that should lighten the mood.
To help sell the point of giving away a doll of a legendary actor/martial artist at a baseball game, we're presented with the video above as a bit of context. It's like they know my childhood and have used it as a script...except for that crabby looking pancake thing. That's just uncalled for.
The official word from the San Francisco Baseball Giants:
2012 serves as the "Year of the Dragon", so what better way to celebrate than to honor the life and times of The Dragon himself, Bruce Lee? Lee, a San Francisco native, went on to become arguably the most renowned martial artist of all time, and the Giants would like to recognize that! By sharing his knowledge and skills throughout the world, Lee became not only a master, but an icon. Shannon Lee, Bruce's daughter, will be in attendance to perform the National Anthem, with Linda Lee Cadwell, who was married to Bruce up until the time of his passing, to throw out the ceremonial First Pitch. Your ticket to this event will include a collector's edition Bruce Lee bobblehead, as well as a ticket to the game in one of the Bruce Lee Tribute Night sections! Whether you are a martial artist, instructor, or fan, we look forward to hosting you and your group at AT&T Park. Partial proceeds from this event go to the Bruce Lee Foundation.