Monday March 31st, 2014

Bobblehead Max Scherzer, which is absolutely not thinking evil thoughts right now. Nope. (h/t Tom Leyden) Bobblehead Max Scherzer, which is absolutely not thinking evil thoughts right now. Nope. (h/t Tom Leyden)

Opening Day means crazy promotions and fun festivities for the whole family at ballparks across the country. In Detroit, it also apparently means scaring the living everything out of Tigers fans as they enter Comerica Park, courtesy the life-size Max Scherzer bobblehead the team created and apparently had no one double check to make sure it didn't look like it was thinking of invading your dreams and murdering you.

It's impressive how everything comes together to make this photo so horrifying: The weird titled angle of Bobble Scherzer's head, his demonic rictus smile, the way his eyes seem to be pointing in two completely opposite directions. Maybe the plan was to place Bobble Scherzer outside the visitors' clubhouse and just make them too scared to come outside.

Of course, Detroit could've gone another direction with its well-intentioned yet deeply distressing Opening Day display.

https://twitter.com/SBNationMLB/status/450666464735809536 In retrospect, Bobble Scherzer seems kind of friendly now.

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