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Matt Wieters Is a Golden (Bobblehead) God

No, this is not an addition to the Wieters Facts site. Nor is it to say Matt Wieters is planning to jump off of a roof and into a pool while rocking a sweet mustache.

No, as it turns out, somewhere in Prince George's County there is hidden a golden Matt Wieters bobblehead doll.

The Bowie Baysox - Baltimore's Class AA affiliate - has an interesting promotion going. The first fan to find the golden Wieters bobblehead and return it to the team's headquarters will win a real Matt Wieters prize pack that also offers the opportunity to throw out the first pitch at a Baysox game. Clues to the whereabouts of the gilded catcher can be found hidden on the Baysox's website.

I have to admit, I've never heard of this type of promotion for a player, let alone one that hasn't played for the franchise in question this year (Wieters has spent the entire season in Class AAA Norfolk). However the combination of competition, scavenger hunt and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory has me intrigued. I mean, what other promotions like this could teams do? Could the Nats go in search of a Stephen Strasburg Money Tree?

Regardless, let us know if any of you readers out there stumble upon any clues to the Wieters bobblehead whereabouts, but be patient, no need to go all Veruca Salt on the promotion.

By CJ Holley  |  May 18, 2009; 12:02 PM ET
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Matt Wieters knows that the Golden Louie got lost outside, he wasn't about to make the same mistake.

Posted by: bluecrabz | May 24, 2009 1:27 PM | Report abuse

Matt Wieters found a nice, generally quiet spot to hide.
You're getting closer to the Golden Wieters! This is the fourth clue!

Posted by: bluecrabz | May 24, 2009 1:33 PM | Report abuse

Found this on the
I think it's a clue....

Matt Wieters -- Liked Bowie so much he decided not to leave!

Posted by: bluecrabz | May 24, 2009 1:56 PM | Report abuse

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