The world is one step closer to getting that Rick Bentley bobblehead I talked about last week.
The Fresno Bee’s TV/movie/radio reporter moved through round one of the Fresno Grizzlies Fresno Famous Bobblehead Challenge, beating out former Beehiver Mike Osegueda, who may have been a bit busy with promoting the FresYes Fest to devote time to this contest. (Fresno Famous is a registered trademark of The Fresno Bee.)
Bentley now goes up against James Bond villain Richard Kiel, who already has his own bobblehead (and an action figure too boot). Just saying. If he moves beyond this round, Bentley will likely face Tony-winner singer Audra McDonald.
The eventual winner will have a bobblehead made in their likeness to be given away to the first 1,500 fans through the gates at Chukchansi Park on Saturday, Aug. 22.
The round two match ups aren’t quite as interesting as they were in round one (with the exception of Steve Perry versus Mayor Swearengin and Derek Carr versus Pat Hill). Celebrities still in the competition include McDonald, TV-personality Kopi Sotiropulos, rapper Fashawn, Fresno photographer Pop Laval and the late basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian, among others. Second round voting continues through Wednesday on the Fresno Grizzlies website.