Bobbleheads have been around for what seems like forever. But teams over the last 20 years or so have really used them as guaranteed high-attendance games throughout the year. And that’s understandable – they are pretty cool and look great on your desk. Of course,in some places they also lead to plenty of jokes about how you can just have more bobblehead giveaways to bring fans to games instead of trying to put a good and winning product on the field to bring fans through the gates, but that’s another story for another day.

This year the Cincinnati Reds are giving away five bobbleheads, though to get the fifth one you need to buy a Pick 6 plan. If you do that you will get an oversized Hunter Greene bobblehead that is 50% bigger than your typical bobblehead.

There are no early season bobblehead giveaways in 2023. The first one will come on June 3rd when the Reds face off against the Milwaukee Brewers. If you show up in time that night you will get your hands on a Joey Votto bobblehead. Six weeks later, also against the Brewers, you will have a chance to get to pick up a Bronson Arroyo Reds Hall of Fame bobblehead on July 15th. A month after that the Reds will host the Toronto Blue Jays on August 19th and a Jonathan India bobblehead will be sitting on a pallet awaiting you as you enter Great American Ball Park. The final bobblehead date of the year is September 9th and the Reds will be hosting the St. Louis Cardinals while you get the opportunity to take home a Nick Lodolo bobblehead.


26 Responses

  1. JB

    I would go if they gave away a Milton bobblehead.

    • LuciusRuber

      interesting concept-worst signings bobblehead night

      • Daytonnati

        If we could upvote comments here, you’d be +1

  2. LDS

    Reds bobbleheads, birthdays, and the tragic passing of Mr. Perfect – the Reds official feed is rather boring this year. If the bobbleheads promotions work and bring in the fans, expect more of them. It’s far cheaper than actually fielding a major league team.

    • Melvin

      Maybe they can entice Cueto into coming back with less money but instead a couple of his own bobblehead games. :)….far cheaper? They might try. hahaha

      • Grand Salami

        Went to the big money Marlins. I doubt we tried.

      • Melvin

        What’s everyone complaining about. Obviously we just didn’t have the money. 😉 lol The Marlins have A LOT more. hahaha

  3. MK

    How many Joe Votto Bobbleheads do fans need. I’d rather have JB’s Milton, unless they would give a Larry Biittner.

    • JB

      Nice! Maybe Alex Trevino or a Paul Householder.


        Hey, I want Kelly Paris (RIP) from the 80s or a Angel Bravo from the 70s. The bobblehead fun never ends!

      • Mark Moore

        If it’s Householder, it has to be the jersey he wore where they cut off his name on both ends. It read “USEHOLD” … you could look it up.

      • Tomn

        It’s a shame it wasn’t “Househo”

  4. Brad

    Don’t they had a bunch of life size bobbleheads in the front office?

    • Mark Moore


      First points of the year for you.


    • JB

      Haha Brad ! I bet there would be a sellout.

    • Wayne Pifer

      Bobbleheads? Chances are they won’t be there.
      Sell the franchise to someone with pockets

  5. Redhaze

    New Bobbleheads – 4
    New free agents – 2

  6. Michael B. Green

    CIN has not won a post-season game in the mustache mascot era. Get rid of it. Get back to our old mascot from the ’70’s.

    • Jim Walker

      My age is showing but I believe Mr. Redlegs, the mustached mascot, was on the job in 1961 when the Red(legs) won the NL pennant and advanced to win 1 game in the World Series.

      • Michael B. Green

        Good to know, Jim. Mr. Stache-Legs was on the job for a 100-loss season and multiple last place finishes. He needs to shave that thing. We need the Running Man back.

  7. Kevin H

    Great Brewers in town for first Bobblehead. Go Brewers and Go Jesse Winker.

  8. Rednat

    The thing that makes me mad about the bobble head promotions is the only give out 10 or 15 k. You have to get there hours before first pitch to get one. I live in Indiana and still work so I never get there in time to get one. Maybe give them out at the end of the game and make sure they have enough for all

    • Mark Moore

      Positive spin on that … 10-15K is a HUGE crowd at this point for most games, right? 😀