Matryoshka Sox

From LocklandSF..
A while back I mentioned that my now father-in-law got me a Russian Matryoshka doll from a street vendor in Moscow that commerates the 2004 Red Sox WS team. I love the fact that Damon is the smallest. It slipped my mind until today when I was cleaning my man room. Here are the pics, enjoy.





Thanks Lockland. Great stuff.

17 comments… add one
  • Haha, that’s very cool. And completely unrepresentative of the players in every way.

    Paul SF November 6, 2008, 11:17 am
  • That’s awesome!

    Atheose November 6, 2008, 11:22 am
  • I have vivid memories (actually, some of my earliest memories) of being fascinated by my mom’s set of matryoshka dolls that she let me play with when I was a toddler. I played with them for hours upon hours. She bought them in Stalingrad (now St. Petersburg) when she visited there as an exchange student to Finland in 1967.
    edit: yes, thanks Ath, I did mean Leningrad.. my mistake. Have to reply here because I can’t get to the site itself right now, only the admin interface..

    attackgerbil November 6, 2008, 11:22 am
  • Those are very cool. I wish I had a “man room”. I would put a TV in the garage, but I fear that I might not want/need to go back into the house that often if I did that.

    Brad November 6, 2008, 11:29 am
  • Nice AG (you mean Leningrad, right?). My grandfather had some but didn’t buy them in the country itself, and I used to be fascinated with them. Such a simple toy, but so much fun.
    Those above are funny because they look nothing like the players! They all have the same sort-of Latino eyes, and Varitek looks more like Damon than Damon does. I still want some now though!

    Atheose November 6, 2008, 11:32 am
  • I have the Yankees version, picked up in Red Square a few years ago.

    YF November 6, 2008, 11:43 am
  • Yeah, I love them. They now sit on the cleaned out shelf between my mini replica Fenway Park and my Red Sox Mr. Potato Head.
    I just hope Selig doesn’t come after me since there is no way the Matryoshka doll is officially licensed.
    Glad you guys like them.

    LocklandSF November 6, 2008, 11:45 am
  • Funny thing I just noticed: Ortiz has a glove in his hand. Silly Russians!

    Atheose November 6, 2008, 11:53 am
  • Send him to Putin, Lock. They deserve each other!

    YF November 6, 2008, 11:55 am
  • neat! – and in other news AL gold glovers announced – Pedroia at second wins! THe outfield selections are abysmal.

    dw (sf) November 6, 2008, 11:57 am
  • Without looking at the outfield selections… Hunter/Suzuki/Crawford?

    Atheose November 6, 2008, 12:01 pm
  • Okay where did you find that dw? Can’t find it anywhere online right now.

    Atheose November 6, 2008, 12:11 pm
  • Atheose – it was on the Rawlings site via baseball musings. you guessed correctly I think!

    dw (sf) November 6, 2008, 1:19 pm
  • atheose, national league was on Musings, here’s the link for AL:

    dw (sf) November 6, 2008, 1:23 pm
  • Why does Ortiz look like “The Jesus” from Big Lebowski?

    310ToJoba November 6, 2008, 5:48 pm
  • > Why does Ortiz look like “The Jesus” from Big Lebowski?
    Ooh.. that’s a good pull. Totally.
    the gerb abides.

    attackgerbil November 6, 2008, 6:29 pm
  • I was in Russia this summer and got my friend a Red Sox doll. I’ll have to find photos- there was Youk and Mikey Lowell and they looked hilarious.

    Avery November 9, 2008, 10:52 am

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