Well…that didn’t take long.
The Yankees officially welcomed ace Gerrit Cole to their organization via a press conference today at 11 a.m. and the slinger already has a brand new bobblehead, in which he is robed in the iconic pinstripes.
Fresh off the presser, FOCO unveiled its new Cole bobblehead, which is priced at $45. A smiling Cole is shown following through on a pitch as he is perched on a newspaper with the headline “Start Spreading The News: Yankees Find Their Gem In The Cole-Mine.”
The handcrafted, hand painted figure stands at roughly 8 inches and is officially licensed. Each is individually number out of 2,020. They’ll be shipped in the first part of next year.
Wednesday’s press conference featured a light-hearted (and beardless) Cole, who was clearly excited about playing for a team he was once a fan of as a child. In fact, he even brought a sign that he made as a kid pledging his devotion to the Yanks.
HE KEPT THE SIGN! pic.twitter.com/3E7BDXKESl
— YES Network (@YESNetwork) December 18, 2019
Cole was one of the most coveted aces in free agency. He has spent seven seasons in the league. Last year, he finished 20-5 for the AL West-winning Houston Astros with a 2.50 ERA in 212.1 innings pitched. He fanned a career-high 326 batters last year.