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Twinkie Power

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  1. fatman510

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    June 3, 2003, 9:37 AM CDT


    The Cubs may want to put up a "Please Don't Feed the Millionaires" sign at the bleacher entrance.

    During Sunday's game, fans in the left-field bleachers waved Twinkies at Houston's Lance Berkman, a not-so-subtle reference to his "relaxed fit" body type.

    During a pitching change in the seventh, the good-natured Berkman gestured to fans to throw a couple Twinkies into his outstretched mitt. After they complied, Berkman ate one to a loud ovation, then stuffed the other in his back pocket.

    The next inning, Berkman hit a two-run homer to seal the Astros' 9-3 win. Chants of "Twinkie Power" rang out when he took the field in the eighth.

    Did fans hurt the Cubs by providing Berkman with a late-inning sugar boost?
    Copyright © 2003, The Chicago Tribune
     
  2. Rocketman95

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    I was wondering what was going on.
     
  3. red

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    thats awesome...now i want a twinkie...if i could be like lance...wanna be wanna be wanna be like lance...if i could be like lance...
     
  4. Chicken Boy

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    Lance Berkman is now my favorite baseball player of all time.
     
  5. BigM

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    that's friggin hilarious.
     
  6. BALLhog 247 365

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    haha. i was wondering what that was too.

    next time i go, ill get some crawford seats with a pack ful of twinkies
     
  7. EddieWasSnubbed

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    Exactly. This is the reason I like Berkman. At many games I go to, people will wave at him and he waves back to everyone. I guess that's why he so lazy in the field....but he's still awesome.
     
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    Lance was on Rome today. Truly an old fashioned ball player with a ton of great stories. He reminds me of John Kruk.

    He said next time he was on, he would tell the "mascot story". That should be a good one.
     
  9. JBIIRockets

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    that's awesome!

    I heard that interview with Rome also. I did not realize that Berkman bailed out Romey one time when he was still with Fox Sports Net. Rome had a guest cancel or something??

    Shows what a great person Lance Berkman is.
     
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    I'm sure Lance will elaborate, but he is probably referring to an incident back in AAA. Lance was on the DL with a knee injury, and the team was in a slump.

    One day, manager Tony Pena looked up to see the mascot dancing badly on their dugout. Pena took a second look, noticed the guy had more girth than usual, and the costume didn't fit particularly well. When he looked around and saw Berkman was not on the bench, he had the caped crusader unmasked, and it was Lance.

    The players had a laugh, and LB got a $25 fine because one wrong step could've turned a fairly minor injury into something pretty major.
     
  11. A-Train

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    [​IMG]

    Proof once again that twinkies are possibly the most perfect food created by man...
     
  12. MadMax

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    i smell an endorsement deal coming on!!!

    michael jordan had nike

    kobe bryant had reebok

    lance berkman has hostess!
     
  13. Buck Turgidson

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    I like it, Max.

    It'll be like that old SNL skit with Belushi as the fatass Olympian:

    "They taste good, and they got the sugar I need to get me going in the morning. That's why Little Chocolate Donuts have been on my training table...ever since I was a kid."
     
  14. BigM

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    what did he say on rome? hopefully not that rice outfielding incident which jim always beats out of him.
     
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    Die Hard (1988)

    [Powell with an armload of Twinkies]
    Convenience Store Clerk: I thought you guys just ate doughnuts.
    Sergeant Al Powell: Heh. They're for my wife.
    Convenience Store Clerk: [sarcastically] Yeah.
    Sergeant Al Powell: She's pregnant.
    Convenience Store Clerk: Yeah.
    Sergeant Al Powell: Bag it.
    Convenience Store Clerk: Big time.
     
  17. A-Train

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    homemade twinkies?? Hmmm, a good idea in concept, but there is no possible way to duplicate the creamy deliciousness of twinkie filling...
     
  18. wouldabeen23

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    I once found a quarter, as in .25 cents, in the middle of my twinkie! Twinkies are the gift that keeps on giving....
     
  19. MadMax

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    in elementary school i had a friend open up one of those small, lunchbag size bags of Ruffles potato chips. There was ONE huge chip in there. That's it. No crumbs...nothing. Just one big chip.

    (the rest is fictional) -- and then, because of his lucky find...he was invited to tour the Ruffles plant where he met the rather eccentric owner. after the other children ran into various hijinx, my friend shot up in to the sky in the company's glass elevator...where the owner told him he was too old to carry on the business...and wanted my friend to run the whole plant on his own!!! the end.
     
  20. wouldabeen23

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    Hold the phone...did this factory have a river of chocolate and little midgets that would do fruity song and dance numbers?
     

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