Just because: The 1975 MLB Bazooka bubble-blowing contest
In 1975, the otherwise affable Joe Garagiola pitted ballplayer against ballplayer in a remorseless duel. The weaponry of choice? Bubble gum.
Question: What is Claudell Washington doing in the following action-news GIF?
Answer: He is endeavoring, at great physical and spiritual cost, to earn a spot in the 1975 Joe Garagiola Bazooka Big League Bubble Gum-Blowing Championship. 'Tis a ruthless crucible, that 1975 Joe Garagiola Bazooka Big League Bubble Gum-Blowing Championship!
Among those not sufficiently hardy for the demands of the 1975 Joe Garagiola Bazooka Big League Bubble Gum-Blowing Championship? Tim McCarver and Catfish Hunter! Gladiatorial enough for the 1975 Joe Garagiola Bazooka Big League Bubble Gum-Blowing Championship? Kurt Bevacqua and Johnny Oates!
Bear harrowed witness ...
Are you not entertained, Garagiola? Are you not entertained?
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