Manti Te'o fake girlfriend bobblehead night: Minor league baseball Florence Freedom's wacky giveaway

CLEVELAND - A minor league baseball club has come up with a giveaway that's almost as unreal as its inspiration.

The Florence Freedom, a Frontier League team in Northern Kentucky, will host Manti Te'o girlfriend bobblehead night. Each of the first 1,000 fans at the May 23 game will receive an empty box. Get it?

Here's how the team describes it:

Yes Freedom fans, the boxes will be empty.  But that's where fan imagination can run wild and individual unique stories about what the bobblehead should really look like can begin.

"This will be the best kind of bobblehead a fan could get," Freedom General Manager Josh Anderson said.  "Because now fans can make the bobblehead out to be whatever they want it to be."


No, you're not reading "The Onion" - this is actually happening and it's still way more real than Te'o's girlfriend Lennay Kekua ever was.

The giveaway is not the end of the fun either. Here's more from the Freedom's release :

To add to the imaginary fun, section 115 will be blocked and reserved only for fans to sit with their imaginary friends, girlfriends/boyfriends or spouses.  There will also be a make pretend kiss cam, air guitar contest and an imaginary food fight outside the Airheads Kids Zone.

Sounds like a surreal night out at the ballpark. Bring a friend (or good imagination).

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