Late last night, a reader pointed us to a Carlos Beltran tweet, the latest in a series of strange tweets from the resurgent Cardinals outfielder. And it was pretty odd: "I hope you have enjoyed chewing gum today." A nice sentiment, to be sure. We at Deadspin certainly hope you have enjoyed chewing gum today, if chewing gum is your thing. But odd, without context.
There was context, though. Toward the end of last night's win over Colorado, Beltran treated fans behind the Cards' dugout to the players-only stash of Dubble Bubble. It's all smiles for Beltran, who's nearly put up his best statistical year since 2008, and it's not even the All-Star break.