You may have seen this 14″ plush Alex Ovechkin doll on Caps Outsider the other day, but I figured I’d share it here as well:
The doll, which, as Puck Daddy notes, looks more like Noel Gallagher than Alex Ovechkin, is made by a company called Bleacher Creatures, which specializes in creepy sports dolls.
Creepy though they may be, it speaks to Ovi’s popularity that he’s the only D.C. athlete with a doll like this. There is no John Wall or Ryan Zimmerman or Stephen Strasburg or Chris Cooley or Brian Orakpo. It’s a 14″ sign indicating the Caps’ ascension in this market, playoff results be damned.
Somehow, their new season starts on Saturday. And we’re pleased to introduce Mr. Irrelevant’s two new Caps Correspondents, Adam Vingan and Brad Parker. Adam comes to us via Caps blog Kings of Leonsis, and he’ll make his debut later today or tomorrow. Brad is an old friend and ex-AOL cohort of mine, and he’s written for us before, mostly about Maryland.
Please join me in welcoming Adam and Bra...