Sportress of Blogitude

What in the holy heck was Erick Aybar chewing on during Thursday’s game? (GIF)

erick-aybar-chew

Fans of the Los Angeles Angels may have been left feeling a little queasy after their favorite team suffered a heartbreaking loss 3-2, extra-inning loss to the Kansas City Royals in Game 1 of the teams’ American League Division Series. But the entire viewing public likely experienced a bit of nausea after the camera locked in on Angels shortstop Erick Aybar in the dugout at some point during the game, chewing on what likely was tobacco but looked far, far more disgusting … if that’s even possible.

Apparently it is, as Aybar was shown gnawing on something that looked far less like chewing tobacco and much more like … well…

Yuck. That’s nasty. If that wasn’t tobacco, let’s hope it was, um, a bunch of Tootsie Rolls, all smashed together. Or something. Because if looked like a turd, as if anyone needed someone to make that observation for them. It’s a pretty obvious comparison. He looks like a poop salesman with a mouth full of samples. You know, if there were such a thing as a poop salesman. Perhaps there is … huh.

Anyway, gross. And for any kids out there who aren’t completely turned off by the concept of chewing tobacco from the above disturbing image, remember, this is what Aybar’s teeth look like because of his chewing habit:

erick-aybar-teeth

Again. Gross.

(GIF via CJ Fogler/Twitter, Aybar Teeth image credit: Ben Margot, Associated Press/SFGate.com]