Fukudome on Bobblehead Night: “You honor me with giant head”
May 28, 2008
(Chicago, IL) – Chicago Cubs right fielder Kosuke Fukudome was celebrated at Wrigley Field last night with his very own bobblehead. And Fukudome returned the favor by going 2-3, driving in a run, and making two spectacular catches in Chicago’s 3-1 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Fascinated by the toy depiction, Fukudome had a great deal to say.“I wish to say that I am pleased by this miniature person trophy,” Fukudome said after the game through his translator. “I love Chicago Cubs fans, and you now honor me with giant head. I love head. And I thank you all for giving it to me.”
Fukudome’s translator, never one to shy away from inserting himself into Fukudome’s interactions, apparently did not warn Kosuke of the unfortunate double meaning. Instead, he continued translating.
“I am not certain how much it looks like me. This statute version appears to have suffered vertebrae damage as it cannot steady its neck. But you have given me big head, and I do not complain. I feel very welcomed in the great American town of Chicago, and now with giant head, I feel even more taken care of.”
It is hard to imagine Fukudome’s bobblehead not looking just like the Japanese star. Afterall, recent Cubs bobbleheads – like third baseman Aramis Ramirez, pictured left – are the absolute spitting image of the players. That is, assuming Aramis Ramirez looks like a retarded chipmunk.
If nothing else, it is good to see Fukudome’s relationship with the Chicago faithful improving after the unfortunate series of events surrounding a certain offensive tee-shirt and public relationship campaign.
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