CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - President Barack Obama bobbleheads that are supposed to be given away at a minor-league baseball game apparently haven't gotten the nod from customs officials.
The West Virginia Power Class A baseball team said Thursday that 1,000 of the figures have been held up at a U.S. Customs and Border Protection warehouse in Los Angeles since May 20. A U.S. Customs spokeswoman in Los Angeles said she didn't have more information on why they were stalled.
The bobbleheads are a likeness of Obama in his high school
basketball uniform and are part of Saturday's theme of fitness and healthy lifestyles.
It's unclear when the bobbleheads will be released, but it's
unlikely they'll arrive in time for the giveaway, said Kristin
Call, director of marketing for the Pittsburgh Pirates' South
Atlantic League affiliate.
Fans will be given vouchers to pick up the bobbleheads once they arrive, Call said.
Call said a company produced the figures overseas but wasn't
sure in what country.