2016 was not kind to the Cardinals. Bad defense, lots of strikeouts, and inconsistent pitching led to a long and frustrating season. The team always remained to stay close to the wild card, but ended up 1 game shy of the playoffs. They ended the season at their high water mark of 10 games over .500 .
2016 did mark the 10th anniversary of the 2006 World Series team. The Cardinals had quite a few promotional giveaways to celebrate their 10th championship that year. One such was this past Saturday when it was David Eckstein bobblehead day.
I was not able to attend the game, but had a cousin who was nice enough to snag me one. The pose is from the end of Game 5 after the Cardinals won. Eckstein won the Series MVP, although I would argue Scott Rolen was just as worthy.
A closer look at the head shows it is a little off center, but for free I will not argue. I will have to do some reorganizing to find a spot on my shelf for Eckstein, or put up another shelf. I still have my dual Wainwright/Molina bobblehead sitting in the box that I got earlier this summer. I guess this is a good problem to have.