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Friday, October 9, 2009

Ten Ballplayer-Branded Foods of Varying Ridiculousness

Posted By on Fri, Oct 9, 2009 at 2:35 PM

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It's October, the baseball playoffs are underway, and Cards fans are already contemplating suicide. We here at Gut Check are avowed baseball fans -- an old-school Baltimore Orioles ballcap and a picture of Baltimore's late Memorial Stadium sit on a shelf above my desk -- so I thought a celebration of foods branded with the name and likeness of famous ballplayers was in order.

I don't just mean any old ballplayer's face on a Wheaties box, either. I mean examples like the cereal named after former Cardinal (current Padre) David Eckstein: Ecks O's. Because nothing says scrappy World Series MVP like a bowl full of honey nut toasted oats.

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Four World Series rings? Check. Beautiful women falling over you? Check. A place in the heart of Yankees fans that ARod has driven himself into a self-destructive frenzy trying to match? Check. Your own frosted-flakes cereal called Jeter's? Check, bitches. Check.

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The influence of Latin Americans on baseball can't be understated. It can, however, be inexplicably undermined by Dustin Pedroia's Premium Black Bean and Corn Salsa.

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Candy bars might be the most popular way to honor ballplayers in food: Reggie Jackson, Pete Rose and, pictured here, Ken Griffey Jr., among many others. Of course, not every ballplayer deserves a candy bar...

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