Feisty 88-Year-Old Man Charges Mound at Fantasy Camp
Fantasy camp is a time for ordinary people to enjoy the Major League experience, no matter what the age. Well, one senior citizen sure did that.
This is Lew Dunlap. The 88-year-old was recently attending the Colorado Rockies fantasy camp in Arizona when he tried to charge the mound after someone pitched him a little too high and tight.
With age comes wisdom, so Dunlap eventually cooled off and decided against starting an all-out brawl before heading to first base. This guy’s still got plenty of fire, though. We’re betting that later in the inning he slid in hard at second to break up the double play.
Inside pitch or not, the awesome and irrepressible Dunlap -- who's 66 years older than the Rockies franchise -- looked like he had a great time at the camp:
Of course, no conversation about beaning and fantasy camp would be complete without this hilarious scene from 'Seinfeld,' in which Kramer recounts punching Mickey Mantle. It looks like Dunlap is in good company.
While Dunlap is the rare breed of octogenarian ready to throw down, he's hardly the first old fella willing to brawl. Let's not forget this classic melee from 1993 in which Nolan Ryan, 46, showed 26-year-old youngster Robin Ventura who's boss after Ryan plunked him.