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Jay Gibbons is the Pizza Hut K-Man

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The crowd cheered for him to fail. It's the same story with any visiting player picked to be the Pizza Hut K-Man at Sovereign Bank Stadium.

If the K-man strikes out, the crowd wins free breadsticks. So the crowd responds with typical free-food wanderlust.

They stand. They scream. They get ugly.

But it seemed particularly ruthless Friday night.

Jay Gibbons, 31, has gone from Baltimore Orioles outfielder, million-dollar talent, to boo material. In York - a place where Gibbons signed autographs five or six times for diehard O's fans - it took three pitches for him to strike out in his first at-bat.

http://ydr.inyork.com/portlet/article/html/imageDisplay.jsp?contentItemRelationshipId=2001401

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Feel a little bit bad for Gibby.  The contest is suppose to be fun and  I'm sure Gibbons is used to jeering.  Plus, he's making a ton of money and he did strikeout.  But these contests are mean.  Reminds me of Gladiator where people are rooting for humiliation.  Or a scene from the Simpsons when Moe opens up a new restaurant and some kid throws crap at while singing happy birthday and Moe responds with "That's great kid, taking my dignity and all." 

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