The greatest moment in the career of ESPN's Karl Ravech came when reporter Tim Kurkjian grudgingly modeled a protective baseball helmet worn last year by Mets third baseman David Wright after he suffered a concussion.
When Kurkjian donned the oversized headgear on "Baseball Tonight," Ravech compared Kurkjian to the "Flintstones" character, the Great Gazoo. The moment went YouTube and the helmet, developed by Rawlings, had an instant nickname.
A year later, the boys on "Baseball Tonight" will have another chance for laughs at the expense of their colleague, as the Bethesda Big Train will have Tim Kurkjian Bobblehead Night on Wednesday.
The Big Train, who play in the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League, a wood bat summer circuit for top college baseball players, play games at Shirley Povich Field, a mile from Walter Johnson High where Kurkjian was a standout baseball and basketball player.