Quick thinking by the Padres after star player was suspended for PEDs.
And the change makes some production timeline sense. While bobbleheads can be a 6-8 month ordeal from molding to arrival, shirts (and shirseys) can be produced in a week.
The shift to their new all-star was also a smart move, since its unlikely the team had other premium items for Jan Soto.
The Padres will announce today that the Sept. 7 Fernando Tatis Jr. bobblehead giveaway has been changed to a Juan Soto City Connect shirsey giveaway.
— Kevin Acee (@sdutKevinAcee) August 16, 2022
You can read more about another bobblehead fiasco in this article, and how industry insiders would have handled it.
Coming soon to a ballpark near you…. 2023 Fernando Tatis Jr. bobblehead giveaway.