Of course, this immortal moment is being honored with a bobblehead. Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

We couldn’t possibly be any more excited about this development. In honoring their 50th year of existence this upcoming season, the Kansas City Royals are paying respects to the greats of the past. Probably the best player in franchise history, George Brett, is obviously included in this.

No big deal, right?

That’s until we realize that the Royals will be giving away a George Brett pine tar bobblehead prior to their game against the New York Yankees on May 19th.

Most of us are too young to remember when this unfolded live, but it remains part of baseball’s lexicon. Back in July of 1983, Mr. Brett was ejected from a game against he Yankees when New York manager Billy Martin — an outright character in and of himself — asked umpires to check Brett’s bat for a pine tar violation.

The ensuing scene was one…well, just watch Brett absolutely lose his cool.

It’s even better that the giveaway comes against the Yankees team that was involved in this incident some 35 years before. One really has to wonder whether Giancarlo Stanton or Aaron Judge will try to imitate Brett’s epic moment. Then again, neither were alive when this happened. Maybe they have absolutely no idea about it, which would be a crying shame.

Despite being retired for a quarter-century, Brett still comes in as the 24th-most popular member of the Kansas City Royals on SNIPdaily’s Team Top 40. If he were to go out there and reenact this scene, that popularity would increase a whole heck of a lot.

What say you, George?

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