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Ever Dreamed Of Being A Real-Life Bobblehead? The Dodgers Have The Job For You

A boy dressed in a team jersey holds a bobblehead head figurine of a Dodger player.
Alex Keith, then 10, shows off his Kenta Maeda bobblehead in 2016. The Dodgers are seeking a real-life person to dress as a bobblehead character at home games.
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Love baseball, the Dodgers and hanging out with a few million fans?

Well, we've got the job for you. The team is hiring a professional bobblehead character to entertain and interact with folks in the stands.

You might have a shot, according to the posting, if:

  • You have previous performing in costume
  • You have a background in active athletics (cheerleading/gymnastics preferred)
  • You can walk and stand for long periods of time
  • You can lift carry up to 50 pounds

Erik Braverman, senior vice president of communications for the Dodgers, says the real qualification is that you truly have to enjoy people and attention.
"Picture yourself being a celebrity who gets a lot of pictures taken and a lot of requests," Braverman said. "When you have that bobblehead character costume on and you're walking around the stadium, every fan and their children and their family wants to stop you and they want to they want to touch you they want to take pictures with you."

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Braverman said the bobblehead character helps make the game family-friendly and provides some stress relief for intense fans.

"You'd be surprised at how many adults not even with kids want to stop and take pictures," he said. "It sort of reminds me of the holidays and Santa Claus at the mall. And everybody sort of just wants to feel like they're a part of that experience."

The job is seasonal but there may be some events to work off-season.

If you've got the pep and endurance to bobble around Chavez Ravine for most home games, you can find the posting on the Dodger website.

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The Dodgers home opener, rescheduled due to the lockout over union negotiations, is now April 14th against the Cincinnati Reds. The first pitch will be at 7:10 p.m.

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