The Juan Soto bobblehead giveaway is tonight. You can bet he'll be smiling.

Juan Soto will be all smiles for his bobblehead giveaway
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The first 25,000 fans through the gates of Nats Park Friday will receive a Juan Soto bobblehead, and you can bet he'll be smiling.

This nearly wasn't the case. As Scott Allen covers in the D.C. Sports Bog, an early artist rendering of the bobblehead depicted the 20-year-old Nats outfielder with pursed lips.

That had to be rectified if this was going to properly represent Soto.

"I'm always smiling and like to be happy," Soto told Allen. "I like people to remember me like I'm happy, not mad, so I tell them, 'Make smile.'"

The artist made the appropriate alterations and now Allen can report that Soto is "very happy" with the finished product.

Now, Soto can rest assured, Nats Park will be shimmering with 800,000 of his pearly whites Friday night.

The bobbleheads are available at all gates. Gates open at 5:05 p.m.

Juan Soto Bobblehead GiveawayChris Lingebach/106.7 The Fan

Nats fans can view exclusive video content by using the augmented reality feature on their MLB Ballpark app with each bobblehead box. Watching the AR video will unlock a special deal on Juan Soto merchandise.

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