The Giants' Grateful Dead Tribute Night Featured Skeletal Bobbleheads and Bill Walton
Grateful Dead founding member Bob Weir, along with renowned DeadHead Bill Walton and Jerry Garcia's daughter Trixie, threw out the ceremonial first pitches for "Grateful Dead Tribute Night" at AT&T Park in San Francisco last night. Considering it was a game between the 47-64 Brewers and the 49-61 Giants, the theme was far and away the highlight of the evening. The Marin Independent Journal reports:
The bases were adorned with the band's iconic "Steal You Face" image of a skull and lightning bolt, renamed for the game against the Milwaukee Brewers as "Steal Your Base." Fans who bought premium tickets received special bobblehead dolls of the Dead's Uncle Sam skeleton figure decked out in orange and black and leaning on a baseball bat.
As far as bobbleheads go, the figures are pretty intricate—and already appearing in great numbers on eBay:
The event raised over $35,000 for the Dead's Rex Foundation, but will likely be the last Dead-related theme until 2015. Faham Zakariael, the Giants' Director of Special Ticket Events, told Marin that the team's next Dead tribute will honor Jerry Garcia, who passed away in August 1995, on the 20th anniversary of his death.