By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor | Commentary
From The Just For Fun File …
We’ve seen some interesting MLB All-Star Game commemoratives through the years with brilliantly painted Statues of Liberty and Mickey Mouses in the colors of MLB teams as part of the All-Star festivities and, of course, merchandising.
This year is no different as you can find this guy, above, on sale for $24.99 at MLB.com — a 7.5-inch replica of the 7.5-foot creation that can be found in and around the Phoenix area for next week’s Midsummer Classic.
Hand-crafted in 100 percent poly-resin and hand-painted in official team logos, it’s one that I’m sure some will treasure.
I for one, though, think it needs a nickname. On the site, it’s merely a “MLB 2011 All-Star Game Cactus Figurine” and that’s no fun at all.
Any ideas out there?
For now, I’ll go with Pokey … but I’m sure you can do better.
Let us know what you’d call it in the comments below …
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