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Play of the Day: Fan gives Cliff Lee a Twizzler

Jun 8, 2013, 12:51 AM EDT

Cliff Lee, though understated, is a character. He famously shrugged off making an important catch in the first game of the 2009 World Series. He never looks more excited than when he’s in the batter’s box and subsequently able to run the bases. You can add retrieving food from the stands to the list.

While he was in the on-deck circle taking warm-up cuts in the top of the seventh inning during tonight’s game with the Brewers, he walked towards the fans next to the dugout and took a Twizzler from a fan wearing a Brewers jersey. The Twizzler, however, did not grant Lee any magical powers as he grounded out for the second out of the inning, and ended up forking over his two-run lead in the bottom half of the seventh.

  1. Sideline Mob - Jun 8, 2013 at 12:54 AM

    See, Ryan Braun? Not everyone takes syringes. Some people use candy.

    • ezthinking - Jun 8, 2013 at 1:02 AM

      Lame steroid jab. How about this?

      Maybe Cliff has a better supplier?

  2. 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Jun 8, 2013 at 1:18 AM

    I choose not to remember the Yanks winning. I only remember Pedro and that catch.

  3. brewcrewfan54 - Jun 8, 2013 at 1:47 AM

    That’s the kind of hospitality you get at Milller Park. And this season it usually comes with a win.

  4. Stiller43 - Jun 8, 2013 at 2:59 AM

    Thats awesome.

    Isnt that the same area that gave fielder those sunglasses that one bright day game?

    • tuloisgod - Jun 8, 2013 at 9:43 PM

      Actually, that was at Coors Field. I was there and thought it was cool that a Rockies’ fan gave him some shades (while the dugout boy was unable to come up with a pair immediately). If it had been me, I would have made him a deal: You can borrow my shades, but I get your cap after the game. Cap, not cup.

  5. personalspaceinvader - Jun 8, 2013 at 4:34 AM

    Can you even imagine the hullabaloo that would be made if Lee had like, homered, or something? Twizzler would have found themselves a new (first?) player to endorse them. There would be an exponential increase in the amount of players taking Twizzlers from fans in the stands. Twizzlers might have even replaced hot dogs as ballpark favorite foods, or, at the very least, moved past funnel cake in the ballpark food rankings.

    We really dodged a bullet here, guys. Careful with those twizzlers next time, son.

  6. Sports King of this world - Jun 8, 2013 at 5:20 AM

    Twizzler? Maybe He’ll get a Twizzlers endorsement like The Rock did John Cena. Oh did I mention a clothing line also.

  7. ratherbpickin - Jun 8, 2013 at 10:12 AM

    Nice one.

    Check out this article about Bomb Brown:

  8. recoveringcubsfan - Jun 8, 2013 at 10:14 AM

    If it had been Red Vines, Cliff would have hit a 5-run homer. Somebody check Puig’s locker!!

    • anthonyverna - Jun 8, 2013 at 10:57 AM

      Mr. Pibb & Red Vines = crazy delicious.

      • recoveringcubsfan - Jun 8, 2013 at 11:03 AM

        You know your junk food, sir!

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