Perhaps the A’s have run out of former players to enshrine with a bobblehead. Maybe July 17 was going to be Mark Ellis bobblehead day. Whatever the reason, the July 17 game against the Angels will be recognized as the MC Hammer bobblehead day. In addition to having his own bobblehead, Mr. Hammer or “Hammer” if you are friends with him (which I am not… yet) will also throw out the first ceremonial pitch.
And, if you are not one of the first 15,000 fans on the 17th, then “You Can’t Touch This”… bobblehead that is.
So… why MC Hammer you ask? Well, Hammer grew up in Oakland and actually served as a ball boy for the Oakland A’s and worked as a clubhouse assistant for the A’s between 1973 and 1980.
Throughout his 20-year career, MC Hammer sold over 50 million albums. Who’s Too Legit to Quit now?