Derrick Turnbow Bobblehead looking a bit concerned (flashlight photo art). Photo by Mike Fisk.
Saturday May 13th, 2006 was Derrick Turnbow bobblehead day. This was the day a voodoo curse was placed on Derrick Turnbow by a New York Mets fan. He stole Derrick's pitching mojo. I was there and I saw it. He was sitting in the row in front of me and I take some of the blame because I could have stopped him. This curse may have been unwittingly placed... an act of drunken stupidity, but perhaps it was done all in malice. On that day, just before Derrick came to the mound to close the game, the fan ripped the head from the Turnbow bobblehead and with its spring dangling from its detached head, he rudely tossed the remains over the railing to the seats below.
Derrick Turnbow Bobblehead looking not a bit happy that now that he found out about the curse. (flashlight photo art...interesting how the light changes his expression). Photo by Mike Fisk.
Had only I intervened... how history would have changed.
Thus began the curse that has plague Turnbow with wild pitch after wild pitch.
Turnbow had been on the rise up until then. He was the rock star pitcher. The crowds went nuts when his name was called out to close a game. Since then his star has fallen and it's all due to this Mets fan.
Derrick Turnbow Bobblehead remembering the previous glory (flashlight photo art). Check out the cool hair... that's the only bobblehead with hair that I'm aware of...Photo by Mike Fisk.
We have decided to finally rectify and reverse this curse. Through various incantations, potions, and spells, we have removed the curse from you, Derrick (although both curse and cure are null and void if you end up pitching for some other franchise other than the Brewers and their affiliates). So no more worries, Derrick. Just throw strikes without thought. The curse is gone and your command and consistency will return. Your pitching mojo has been returned!
Derrick Turnbow Bobblehead looking relived to know that the curse is gone (flashlight photo art). Photo by Mike Fisk.
Disclaimer: Your's truely doesn't really believe any of this stuff... it's all for laughs and we sincerely hope with all out hearts that Derrick does get his command back and helps the Brewers to the playoffs. They need you buddy!
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