Best Excuse to Perform Kung Fu in Public - 2012
Bruce Lee Tribute Night at AT&T Park
Bruce Lee was born in San Francisco, which grants us the right to claim him as our own. (Just like that other genius of controlled kinetic movement, Isadora Duncan.) For those born too late to see his name on theater marquees, the martial arts maestro achieved international stardom by reinventing the action movie in a supernova burst interrupted by his death in 1973 at 32. Lee resides in the pantheon of screen immortals alongside James Dean and Elvis, but come Sept. 4, he'll have special bragging rights over his neighbors: It's Bruce Lee Tribute Night at the ballpark when the Giants host the Arizona Diamondbacks. It's an excuse to pull out the bell-bottoms and grow your sideburns long, but the real hook is the Bruce Lee bobblehead included with admission — perhaps the first-ever bobble to hit back. It's anybody's guess what the prized knickknack will fetch on eBay, though it could easily exceed the ticket price ($26.50-$100.25), but we're planning on handing ours down to our great-grandchildren.