South Carolina’s U.S. Senate Democratic candidate Alvin Greene said he wanted to boost the state’s economy by creating action figures of himself. With that in mind, the Charleston Riverdogs minor league baseball team put Greene’s wish into action. They took about 1,000 gold miniature male Statue of Liberty’s and posted a printout of Greene’s face on them.
Riverdogs General Manager Dave Echols says the bobblehead doesn’t mean they are endorsing Greene’s candidacy: “We’re certainly not supporting him. It’s just current events, it’s right there in front us, it’s a pretty unique statement, a unique candidacy that we thought we would poke some fun at,” says Echols.
Greene spoke to WCIV after seeing the statue: “They could have done a better job than that. They could have just made a real characterture. A real figurine instead of something tacky like that,” says Greene.
The Riverdogs are a class A affiliate for the New York Yankees. They are known for their wacky promotions.