I scream, you scream, we all scream for food in the dugout when a game goes 12 innings
Everyone loves free baseball. When games stretch into the wee hours of the night, traffic is easier leaving the ballpark, the likelihood that you get to witness an incredible finish increases and you get plenty of opportunities to "aww" at parents holding their sleeping kids who couldn't quite make it past their bedtime.
It also means that the players get hungry. I mean, think about it, when a game stretches into the 11th and 12th, it might have been six or seven hours since the guys got some grub, which is why David DeJesus has an affinity for extra-innings dugout ice cream.
The Rays and Yankees were in a barn-burner that ended on a Brian McCann walk-off in the bottom of the 12th. But, before McCann had a chance to play the hero, DeJesus indulged his sweet tooth in the visitors dugout:
This isn't DeJesus' first rodeo, either. In May of last year, the Rays needed 14 frames to beat the Yankees in the Bronx. DeJesus ate some ice cream and credited his snack with sparking a five-run rally that sealed the deal for the Rays.
That rally ice cream did a great job!!!! Just feeling that sugar crash now. Gotta get some quick sleep in- David DeJesus (@David_DeJesus3) May 3, 2014
Unfortunately, it appears as though that was merely coincidence, as DeJesus' dietary decision did not act as a catalyst for offensive production in the 7-5 Yankees win.