Akron mayor Don Plusquellic has become a part of baseball lore in his hometown...a nodding part.
The Akron Aeros gave out mayoral bobbleheads to the first 1,000 who attended Sunday's final home game of the regular season at Canal Park.
But a number of folks who live outside Akron had a little trouble figuring out what suit-wearing figure was represented by the bobblehead.
"Who is that?", AkronNewsNow asked Aeros fan Llewe'sha Perry, who lives in Ravenna..
Her first guess? "Dick Goddard," the veteran WJW-TV "Fox 8 News" meteorologist.
But Perry's daughter helped out, and chimed in with the right answer.
"The mayor of Akron," both eventually said, correctly.
Corine Valentine of Brewster doesn't know much about Mayor Plusquellic, but was OK with the idea...even having a bit of fun with it.
"I think it's different to have a mayor bobblehead," Valentine chuckled, "and I'll proudly display it on my stand at home," she said with a chuckle.
There were visitors at the game from as far away as Belgium. And one out-of-towner wasn't entirely sure who was being honored, but she liked the idea - in general.
"I honestly have no opinion, we're not from here", one woman tells AkronNewsNow, "I do think it's neat that he did it...or she...whoever it is." (We're not sure she had actually looked at the bobblehead at that point.)
As for city residents we talked to, most just didn't have an opinion of their mayor in bobblehead form.
Mayor Plusquellic was the "people's choice" to be immortalized with a bobblehead by the fans earlier this year, as a part of an Akron Aeros promotion.
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