(AP Photo/Alex Gallardo) Miniature likenesses of the three-time World Series champion slugger, known to Red Sox fans as "Big Papi", were to be handed out to the first 15,000 fans to show up for Tuesday's game against the New York Yankees.
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"It was an inaccurate portrayal of David,” Kennedy told the Globe.
Kennedy later clarified that the team had reviewed and approved a prototype of the bobblehead months earlier, but the dolls that were shipped to the club were "inappropriate." Kennedy said the bobbleheads would be shipped back to the manufacturer, BDA Inc., of Woodinville, Wash.
The company said in a statement that it was "working closely with the Red Sox to ensure the team and its fans receive a quality product." This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.