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Tuesday was the 15th anniversary of the movie “Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story,” a movie that introduced America to the 5 Ds of the gym-class staple.
In honor of the movie’s anniversary, the Royals’ Class A-advanced affiliate at Wilmington will be wearing special jerseys for Saturday’s game against Frederick. The Blue Rocks will transform into the Average Rocks, which is a play off the Average Joes, who ultimately beat Goodman in an epic game of dodgeball.
But Goodman will be represented on Saturday. The team is giving away a Whit Merrifield bobblehead in which he’s dressed like Stiller’s character.
Here is a look at the bobblehead:
Wilmington tagged Merrifield in the tweet, and he liked it:
Earlier this season, I asked Merrifield about the giveaway and he said: “It’s probably the most unique bobblehead I’ve seen.”
As for the bobblehead featuring him as White Goodman, Merrifield said there was precedent.
“I dressed up as that for Halloween one year,” said Merrifield, who played parts of the 2011 and 2012 seasons at Wilmington. “I don’t know if that’s where they got the idea or what.”
In fact, Merrifield tweeted a photo of that costume:
These are the jerseys the Blue Rocks will wear Saturday:
By the way, here is a clip of White Goodman from the movie: