Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre has a "thing" about people touching his head.
He doesn’t willingly let anyone do it, and if they catch him off-guard with a head-pat he reacts as you’d expect.
The Rangers announced part of their 2016 promotional schedule this past weekend, and it’s highlighted by a Beltre bobblehead giveaway Aug. 14. The mini-Beltre, you see, has a removable helmet so fans can rub his head at will.
Beltre’s teammate, Elvis Andrus, has also been caught on video attempting to touch the head and receiving his punishment afterward:
So while fans may not have the opportunity to touch Beltre’s REAL head, those receiving the bobblehead will at least have that chance as a consolation prize.
Other bobblehead giveaways of note for the upcoming season include a Cole Hamels bobble July 10, a "Star Wars" Andrus edition Aug. 27 and, perhaps even most notably, a likeness of manager Jeff Banister modeled after the Rangers and Houston Astros’ on-field tussle back on July 18.
The Banister bobblehead will be given away on April 19, when the Astros visit Globe Life Park in Arlington.