20 Photos Of MLB Players Blowing Bubbles With Chewing Gum

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While the bubble gum stick is a relic of the baseball card industry, it remains a prominent part of the game today. Just yesterday, Big League Chew announced that Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp and Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels would be featured on packages of BLC’s shredded chewy delight. (Cartoon characters have appeared on the classic bags since the ’70s.)

The baseball season grinds men down, but it’s a little sweeter with a wad of gum. Here’s 20 photos of players, coaches and their sugary bubble creations.

1. Billy Hatcher’s first base coach bubble

Cincinnati Reds v Philadelphia Phillies
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2. Matt Treanor’s face getting devoured by a bubble

Los Angeles Dodgers v Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
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3. Ball girl bubble

San Diego Padres v Seattle Mariners
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4. Chipper Jones’s future HOF bubble

Atlanta Braves v Los Angeles Dodgers
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5. Adam Dunn’s home run trot bubble

Chicago White Sox v Kansas City Royals
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6. Ozzie Guillen’s itty bitty bubble

Chicago White Sox v Kansas City Royals
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7. The aftermath

Chicago Cubs v Chicago White Sox
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8. Bryce Harper’s ROY bubble

Washington Nationals v Toronto Blue Jays
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9. Splat

St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Jose Jimenez has some
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10. Kung Fu Panda bubble

World Series - Detroit Tigers v San Francisco Giants - Game One
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11. Mat Latos… nursing a bubble?

Colorado Rockies v San Diego Padres
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12. Charlie Manuel’s managerial bubble

Philadelphia Phillies v Atlanta Braves
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13. David Price’s Cy bubble

Detroit Tigers v Tampa Bay Rays
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14. Josh Reddick’s in the hole bubble

Division Series - Oakland Athletics v Detroit Tigers - Game One
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15. Ricky Romero’s wait-for-it bubble

Baltimore Orioles  v Toronto Blue Jays
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16. Tony Pena’s hat bubble

Tony Pena of the Cleveland Indians wears a bubbleg
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17. Aaron Hill’s bubble bath

Colorado Rockies v Arizona Diamondbacks
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18. Ump bubble

San Diego Padres v San Francisco Giants
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19. Bobby Valentine’s getting fired in three months bubble

Tampa Bay Rays v. Boston Red Sox
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20. David Wright’s big apple bubble

New York Mets v San Francisco Giants
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Brett Smiley (@brettsmiley) prefers to chew sunflower seeds.