Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Head Over Heels For Ike

Ike Davis made his pro debut with the Brooklyn Cyclones on June 26, 2008.  The highly-touted first-round pick out of ASU doubled in his first at-bat, and proceeded to notch at least one hit in his first 15 straight games.  Less than two years later, Davis is now starring at first base for the New York Mets.

Davis has become something of a cult hero among Mets fans (and, of course, the Cyclones fans who saw him first in Brooklyn) thanks to being a homegrown prospect with home run power and a major league dad at home (Ron was an All-Star pitcher for the Yankees).

That cult hero status has also skyrocketed because of three specific spectacular catches he's made that all have an incredibly similar stuntmanesque theme:

On August 2nd, Brooklyn will pay tribute to the former Cyclone, with an Ike Davis bobblehead giveaway!  This isn't your run-of-the-mill bobblehead, though.  This one is special.  The Cyclones' Ike Davis bobblehead depicts the catch(es) that have become the big lefthander's calling card on defense, as he flips over the railing and into the dugout!

We think you'll flip for the bobblehead, too!  Here's the sketch art we've submitted:

We'll give you more updates and mock-ups as we get them, but you can get your tickets NOW to make sure you're not shut out from this unique collector's item.  The first 2,500 fans in attendance on August 2nd will each get one, so make sure you get to the ballpark nice and early!  It's going to be one of the hottest items of the summer!

-- Dave

1 comment:

Lisa Gav said...

I love it!