July 30, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) - President Barack Obama is being honored by baseball in one the sport's classic ways - with a bobblehead night.
The first 2,500 fans at Tuesday night's New York-Penn League game between the Mets' Class A Brooklyn Cyclones and Tampa Bay's Hudson Valley Renegades received Obama bobbleheads.
Amber Lee Ettinger, the Obama Girl, and presidential lookalike Randall West threw out ceremonial first pitches.
Cyclones players wore white jerseys with "Baracklyn" across the chest in red, red-and-white stripes on one sleeve and a mixture of stripes, white stars and a blue background on the other.
The first family didn't take the Cyclones up on their invitation to attend.