Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Baseball Players Blowing Gum Bubbles

Chewing tobacco seems to be fading from the baseball scene. It's a nasty habit that can lead to mouth cancer. But what are the players to do while waiting around in the dugout? How about chewing gum instead?

2005 Flair #26 Chipper Jones
Chipper relaxes in the on-deck circle with his favorite chew.

1998 Pinnacle Inside #26 Jeff Bagwell
Come on, Jeff, is that the best you can do?

2000 Ultra #41 Billy Wagner
Billy was always an intense competitor as can be seen here.

1992 Upper Deck #620 Bill Swift
Bill looks so sad here, like the chewing gum is the only thing holding him together.

2009 Topps #497 Cling Hurdle
Clint thoughtfully blows a bubble while trying to decide when he should pull the pitcher.

1989 Upper Deck #742 Steve Finley
All good bubbles come to an end. Steve is glad he didn't get that stuck on his bat.

1992 Upper Deck #772 Archi Cianfrocco
Rookies blow bubbles while riding the bench waiting for their chance to show what they can do.

1992 O-Pee-Chee Premier #146
Baseball, eye black and gum bubbles.

1998 Upper Deck #17 Eric Davis
Even grizzled veterans blow.

1994 Stadium Club #535 Cecil Fielder
The biggest bubble of the set. It looks larger than a baseball.

1993 Upper Deck #55 Mariners
There's one in every group.

1995 Pinnacle #128 Ken Griffey Jr.
Saving the best for last. Junior could do most things better than everyone else.

1 comment:

The Junior Junkie said...

This is a mini-colection of mine! Love 'em.