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Brooklyn Loves Marty Dolls; Bobbling Brooklyn Bridge Worries Us

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Yesterday was Marty Markowitz Bobblehead Doll Day at KeySpan Park, and we can report that it was everything we’d hoped it would be. Marty’s fans were out in full force — 200 were already lined up when the gates opened to be sure to get one of the 2,500 dolls, and some seemed to be there only for the doll. (The woman behind us in line had her ticket scanned, took the doll, turned around, and went home.) Markowitz seemed as excited as we were to see his head on a doll, even if said doll looks more like Newt Gingrich than the beep. “I wanted to marry a beautiful woman, and I did,” he said in his speech. “I wanted to become Brooklyn borough president, and I did. But never did I dream I’d have my own bobblehead doll.” Meantime, we're more than a bit concerned about the Cyclones' upcoming Brooklyn Bridge bobblebridge promotion. We’d rather not have on our desk a reminder of how old and rickety that thing is, thank you very much. —Joe DeLessio Earlier: Flick Marty in the Face!

Flick Marty in the Face!

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You know what toy we've always wanted? A Marty Markowitz bobblehead. Well, that's not quite true; what we've really wanted was a talking Marty doll. (Pull the string and it'd say, "You're leaving Brooklyn? Oy vey!" or "How about a nice slice of cheesecake?") But a bobblehead is pretty damned cool, too. And according to a press release we received yesterday from the Brooklyn Cyclones, the team will be giving out Marty bobbleheads at their Sunday, August 5, game, against the Aberdeen Ironbirds. The first 2,500 fans to arrive will get one, and now we're tempted to go. The bobblehead currently on our shelf is Noah, and he (of all people!) is feeling lonely. Minor-League Options [NYM] Brooklyn Cyclones [Official site]