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Big Papi and Big Poppy


Couldn’t resist this minor league giveaway: The Lancaster JetHawks, a Boston Red Sox affiliate, gave out “Big Poppy” bobblehead dolls on Saturday. That’s right, the doll looks like David “Big Papi” Ortiz, but has a big orange “poppy” flower for a face.

The poppy is the California state flower. It blooms in the Lancaster area in the spring, and if the weather conditions are just right, the brown desert hills burst with color and look like they’re on fire. I know, I used to cover the city of Lancaster for the LA Daily News, long before the city had a minor league baseball team.

Categories: Minor League (6), Promotions (120)


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CRAIG DAVIS In more than 33 years at the Sun Sentinel, Craig Davis has written about a wide variety of sports topics from baseball to yachting, fishing to triathlons, and also worked as a copy editor and page designer. Recently he reported on local sports, including running, swimming, cycling, equestrian and beach volleyball. He enjoys sports as a participant as well as a spectator, is active in the South Florida running scene plays in the curling club at Saveology Iceplex. This blog offers a glimpse at the business side of sports in the interest of enhancing enjoyment of the games and sporting options as a spectator as well as a participant.
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