Behold the Power of a Free Bobblehead Doll
September 9, 2013

Roughly 2.7 million bobbleheads will be handed out at Major League Baseball games by season's end. Fans have been treated to 110 different variations of the ubiquitous collector's dolls, and one thing is certain: Fans can expect even more next season.

The Wall Street Journal found that a bobblehead giveaway increases a team's attendance by an average of 4.8 percent over what the team draws each day of the week. There are other factors at play here—such as that day's opponent and who is pitching—but there's enough evidence to suggest that a free bobblehead will drive a fan to the park.

Hire Ground
July 14, 2009

SLIGHTLY DEPRESSING realization: The average American works 1,797 hours a year, according to a 2008 ranking of the world’s hardest-working countries done by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development. For the record, we came in at No. 9.