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.