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Former MLB All-Stars Cal Ripken Jr. and Cliff Floyd battled for the title of “Flip for Flavor” champion at Snapple’s first-ever All-Star Bottle Flip Challenge at FanFest where the players accurately flipped Snapple bottles onto fruit bases resembling a baseball diamond on Tuesday, July 17, 2018, in Washington. (Joy Asico/AP Images for Keurig Dr Pepper)

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Former Mets Outfielder Cliff Floyd Defeats Cal Ripken Jr in Bottle Flipping Challenge at MLB All-Star Fan Fest

Every year there seems to be a unique, smirky activity that takes place during MLB All-Star Fan Fest. This week, in Washington D.C., former Major League Baseball stars Cliff Floyd and Cal Ripken, Jr. played a little friendly competition sponsored by Snapple, the Official Tea and Juice Drink of Major League Baseball.

The two former players competed in a bottle flipping competition.

Bottle flipping has become a favorite time killing activity of youngsters, most of the time using plastic water bottles. Floyd and Ripken used plastic Snapple bottles and were charged with flipping them into a baseball field inspired game board.

The object of the competition was for the athletes to test their accuracy skills by successfully landing plastic Snapple bottles upright onto the board to complete the Snapple “flavor cycle” consisting of Snapple Lemon Tea (first base), Kiwi Strawberry (second base), Mango Tea (third base), and Peach Tea (home plate).

Former MLB All-Star and Mets outfielder, Cliff Floyd, was crowned Snapple’s “Flip for Flavor” champion in the first-ever Snapple All-Star Bottle Flip Challenge. Floyd accurately hit all four fruit bases on the game board and was presented with a custom designed Peach Tea Snapple bottle trophy.

“What a great way to celebrate baseball, Snapple’s Major League Baseball partnership and the excitement we feel around the Midsummer Classic,” said Floyd. “The playing days might be over but Cal and I love to compete, and we had a great time flipping those bottles. I enjoyed some great moments on the field, won a World Series, but I’m the Snapple Flip for Flavor champ and now that’s in the bio!”

Currently an analyst on MLB Network, Floyd played for the New York Mets from 2003-2006. Throughout his 17-year career, Floyd hit 233 home runs as an outfielder and first baseman.

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