Friday, December 3 2021

Baseball players certainly have their habits and are consistent with what goes in their mouths during the course of a game.

Some prefer big wads of gum or chewing tobacco and some chow down on sunflower seeds.

But during Thursday’s American League Division series between the Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays, the AL East champions broke out bags of popcorn.

In the bottom of the seventh inning of Game 1, cameras spotted Rays designated hitter Nelson Cruz and outfielder Manuel Margot munching on popcorn as if they were enjoying a movie at a theater.

Randy Arozarena, who homered, stole home and scored three runs in Tampa Bay’s 5-0 victory was also seen satisfying his hunger.

“They always have popcorn there, but today was the second time I started eating,” Cruz said after the game. “I was hungry. It was like 11:00. We normally start the game a little early. Around that time I already have dinner, so I was hungry. That was why I take that.”

Cruz added that he wasn’t concerned with what was happening on the field.

“Yeah, it was relaxing,” he said. “I was there watching the game. We were winning by five runs, so let me eat my popcorn and enjoy it.”

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Tampa Bay Rays eat popcorn during ALDS Game 1 against Boston Red Sox

Source: Yahoo Sports

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