There is no personality on the Los Angeles Dodgers as commanding as that of Brian Wilson. Whether you describe him as being an oddball, eccentric, or just plain crazy, he garners attention everywhere he goes.
It is the very nature of his personality that brings fans to support him -- and loathe him. So it should come with little surprise that the Dodgers set-up man won the fan vote competition to be immortalized in ceramic form as a bobblehead.
Wilson made waves in his first season with the Dodgers. The ex-Giant was recovering from Tommy John surgery that kept him out of the game for more than 16 months when he signed a deal in July to finish off the season in LA.
Wilson wowed fans with his huge personality, and great performance. In 18 appearances, he allowed just one run to score and gave up just eight hits.
Then he shined in the playoffs, holding opponents scoreless in 6 games, extending his career streak to 17.2 playoff innings without an earned run.
After his 2013 run, the Dodgers awarded him with a one-year, $10 million contract that includes a 2015 option. Not bad for a pitcher who was a free agent less than 8 months ago with an uncertain future.
The Fan Vote Bobblehead is a popular event, but has been absent since 2008. In the 2014 reboot Wilson beat out teammates A.J. Ellis, Juan Uribe, and Carl Crawford.
Upon learning that he had won the vote, Wilson thanked Dodger fans on the team's Vine account. He said that the bobblehead will be "very aggressive" -- how Brian Wilson of him.
You can get your own Brian Wilson bobble on Aug. 12 when the Dodgers host the Philadelphia Phillies.