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Chicago Cubs second basemen Darwin Barney was awarded a National League Gold Glove Award last season for his superb defensive work.Now, the Cubs are planning to commemorate Barney's achievement by giving away 10,000 bobbleheads in his likeness on June 1 against the Diamondbacks. All of the bobbleheads will feature Barney wearing a golden mitt on his left hand, but only 1,000 of the figurines will be colored in full extent by gold.The team will give away the limited-edition bobblehead on a random basis.Darwin Barney’s bobblehead day is 6/1, with 1,000 gold versions given at random to commemorate his Gold Glove Award: twitter.com/Cubs/status/30…— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) March 7, 2013Via MLB Cut 4
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