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Mets legend Jay Horwitz gets his own bobblehead

Former Mets pitcher John Franco as get get

Former Mets pitcher John Franco as get get plaque from Mets Jay Horwitz, left, of the Mets. Credit: John Roca

OK, so it's more head than bobble. A lot more.

But in a collision of old-school PR mongering and new-school image "branding," Mets media relations guru Jay Horwitz finally has his own bobblehead -- and you can own it, too, as the doll-sized Horwitz will be handed out on Social Media Night when the Tigers visit Citi Field on Aug. 23.

A portion of each ticket sold goes to "Hope Shines for Shannon," a foundation set up for media relations senior director Shannon Forde, who is battling breast cancer. Horwitz, whose twitter handle, @Jay_HorwitzPR, initially was set up on a dare to raise funding for the foundation, now has more than 24,600 followers.

The night also features a postgame concert by Third Eye Blind. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

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