Yes, a Coco Crisp “Bernie Lean” bobblehead doll is going to be a real thing. The doll will be the A’s promotional giveaway on June 29. Be one of the first 10,000 fans at the Coliseum that day, and the doll is yours.
The Oakland A’s popularized the dance during their surprise 2012 season. For the uninformed, here’s a primer on the A’s Bernie craze from The Daily Rival:
Remember that movie from the ’80s “Weekend at Bernie’s”? You know, the one where two bumbling employees find their boss dead at his beach house and they try to pass him off as still alive for the entire weekend, and hijinks ensue because HE’S DEAD THE WHOLE TIME? (Yes, that is a real premise to a real movie.) Well, somehow Bernie is maintaining relevance over 20 years later thanks to the A’s.
It started when pitcher Jerry Blevins introduced outfielder Coco Crisp to the Bernie dance, inspired by a dance Bernie does in “Weekend at Bernie’s II.” [...] The dance started to become a running gag in the clubhouse. Then Br