Let's get one thing straight: Lew Dunlap was working the plate for decades before you were even born. The 88-year-old has lived a long, full life, and he's not about to back down when someone throws some heat a little too far inside.
So what if that heat was thrown at Colorado Rockies fantasy camp? Respect is respect. And one can also imagine that Dunlap's baseball fantasy does, indeed, feature him as the resident bad boy.
Dunlap has joined a bunch of other life-long baseball fans at the Rockies' week-long fantasy camp, an event that typically doesn't draw a ton of media. But Dunlap is a special case worth the attention. As you can see in the video below, the Rockies have been delighted by his presence -- not just his plate presence, but his larger-than-life attitude:
— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) February 9, 2015
Give Dunlap credit: This is fantasy camp, after all, and if your fantasy is attempting to fill a pitcher with the fear of God, by all means, you should go for it.
We also have to give credit to CBC Sports for drawing a connection between Dunlap's antics and the less-than-ideal fantasy baseball experience endured by Kramer in an episode of Seinfeld:
Enjoy the ride, Lew.