It turns out Felix isn't anti-hug after all. He's pro-hug! I knew he would be.
Last night I had the opportunity, along with Eat More Esskay and a handful of writers for other blogs, to talk to Adam Jones for a few minutes. I'm going to do a detailed write-up of that later today, but wanted to share this with you all first. After you read the story I'm sure you'll understand that it made me very happy.
Because here at Camden Chat we ask the hard hitting questions, I asked Adam something that has been on my mind for awhile: Why did the outfielders stop doing their three-man jump bump at the end of the game when the team wins and replace it with the gentler group hug? It seemed to have started when Nolan Reimold was promoted to the majors so I had speculated he was the reason, but Jones said that the request came from Felix Pie.
It turns out that when the outfielders did their jump and bump, Adam Jones' foot frequently came down on Pie's foot. And as Adam said, "I weigh 220. That'll hurt anyone." In an effort to keep that from happening, Felix decided that a group hug was just as effective a game ending technique, and one that wouldn't result in his foot getting stomped.
In related news, I love Felix Pie.