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Cole Hamels to Be Spokesman for Big League Chew

Mar 6, 2013, 4:53 PM EDT

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Favorite of 8-year-old kids at every little league baseball field across the country, Big League Chew, will be putting actual players on their packaging for the first time ever. This according to ESPN’s Darren Rovell, who writes that a certain Phillies’ ace could appear on your local Wawa candy aisle shelves:

Shredded gum brand Big League Chew will debut national packaging that will feature an active athlete — Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp — instead of the cartoon characters that have existed on more than 500 million pouches since Big League Chew first hit shelves 33 years ago. In June, a picture of Kemp will adorn the front of the gum package.

The brand, through a partnership with PLB Sports, a maker of athlete-endorsed food products, also has signed Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels.

Rendering above not exactly what the packaging could look like, but anything is possible.

It’s worth noting that Rovell only says Kemp will appear on the packaging, but any company would be foolish not to use Hamels’ dashing looks to sell bubble gum/condos/etc.

>>Matt Kemp image on gum pouch [ESPN]

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