The sports world forever blowing bubbles

It's tradition for many athletes to chew some bubble gum as they compete on the field.  Check out the bubbles our sports heroes create - and burst.

  • Mar 10, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; Vanderbilt Commodores head coach Kevin Stallings blows a bubble in the second half of their game against the Mississippi Rebels in the third round of the 2012 SEC Tournament at the New Orleans Arena. Vanderbilt won, 65-53. Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

  • March 14, 2012; Goodyear, AZ, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers first base coach Davey Lopes (15) blows a bubble gum bubble during the first inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Goodyear Ballpark. Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

  • April 6, 2012; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; New York Yankees center fielder Curtis Granderson (14) blows a bubble with his bubble gum while waiting on deck against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

  • Apr. 17, 2012; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle blows a bubble in the ninth inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. The Pirates defeated the Diamondbacks 5-4. Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

  • May 4, 2012: Pittsburgh, PA, USA: Cincinnati Reds pitcher Mat Latos (55) checks out a bubble from his bubble gum during the first inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park. Vincent Pugliese-USA TODAY Sports

  • May 16, 2012; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers first baseman Prince Fielder (28) blows a bubble while in the dugout in the fifth inning against the Minnesota Twins at Comerica Park. Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

  • Jun 2, 2012; Toronto, ON, Canada; Boston Red Sox outfielder Cody Ross (7) blows a bubble during their game against the Toronto Blue Jays at the Rogers Centre. Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

  • Jun 2, 2012; Toronto, ON, Canada; Boston Red Sox outfielder Cody Ross (7) after his bubble burst against the Toronto Blue Jays at the Rogers Centre. The Red Sox beat the Blue Jays 7-4. Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

  • June 12, 2012; San Francisco, CA, USA; Houston Astros first baseman Matt Downs (16) blows a bubble of bubble gum while waiting for the pitch with San Francisco Giants left fielder Melky Cabrera (53) on base during the fifth inning at AT&T Park. Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

  • June 29, 2012; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera (24) blows a bubble with his gum against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

  • July 14, 2012; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Jon Lester (31) blows a bubble with his gum in the dugout against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

  • Oct 18, 2012; St. Louis, MO, USA; San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval (48) blows a bubble on the ground after he fails to get an out at first against the St. Louis Cardinals during the seventh inning of game four of the 2012 NLCS at Busch Stadium. Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports

  • Oct 25, 2012; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval (48) blows a bubble gum bubble during the eighth inning of game two of the 2012 World Series against the Detroit Tigers at AT&T Park. Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

  • Jan, 13, 2013; Eugene, OR, USA; Oregon Ducks center Waverly Austin (20) chews gum in the first half against the Arizona State Sun Devils at Matthew Knight Arena. Scott Olmos-USA TODAY Sports

  • February 22, 2013; Peoria, AZ, USA; Seattle Mariners third base coach Jeff Datz (43) blows a bubble with his bubble gum during the third inning against the San Diego Padres at Peoria Sports Complex. Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

  • March 25, 2013; Sarasota, FL, USA; Baltimore Orioles center fielder Adam Jones (10) blows a bubble in the dugout against the Boston Red Sox at Ed Smith Stadium. Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

  • March 29, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Wade Miley (36) has a bubble on his hat before a spring training game against the Cincinnati Reds at Chase Field. Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports

  • April 2, 2012; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Baltimore Orioles pitcher Jake Arrieta (34) blows a bubble with his gum in the dugout against the Tampa Bay Rays during opening day at Tropicana Field. Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

  • Apr. 8, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Daniel Hudson (41) blows a bubble prior to the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Chase Field. Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

  • May 11, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; New York Knicks fan and movie director Spike Lee blows a bubble as he watches the Knicks play against the Indiana Pacers in game three of the second round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Indiana defeats New York 82-71. Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

  • May 19, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Jeanmar Gomez (30) blows a bubble gum bubble in the dugout against the Houston Astros during the second inning at PNC Park. Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

  • May 29, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Home plate umpire Wally Bell (35) blows a bubble as he returns behind the plate during the Detroit Tigers and Pittsburgh Pirates game in the first inning at PNC Park. Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

  • May 26, 2013; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher David Price (14) blows a bubble with his gum in the dugout against the New York Yankees at Tropicana Field. Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

  • June 11, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; Atlanta Braves left fielder Justin Upton (8) blows a bubble in the dugout prior to the game against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

  • June 17, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Baltimore Orioles center fielder Adam Jones (10) blows a bubble while at bat in the fifth inning against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

  • Jun 19, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Second base umpire Greg Gibson (53) blows a bubble in the second inning of a game between the Cleveland Indians and the Kansas City Royals at Progressive Field. David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

  • Jun 14, 2013; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost (3) blows a bubble in the dugout against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

  • Jul 3, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Braves left fielder Justin Upton (8) blows a bubble before the game against the Miami Marlins at Turner Field. Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

  • Apr. 14, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA: Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp blows a bubble against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

  • Jul. 8, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA: Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Mark Ellis blows a bubble against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

  • Aug 14, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies manager Charlie Manuel (41) blows a bubble while watching the rain fall from the dugout during a rain delay prior to the game against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field. Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

  • Aug 18, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks third baseman Martin Prado (14) blows a bubble in the dugout against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the seventh inning at PNC Park. The Arizona Diamondbacks won 4-2 in sixteen innings. Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

  • Aug 29, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester (31) blows a bubble while in the dugout during the first inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park. Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

  • Aug 29, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) blows a bubble prior to the game against the Houston Texans at AT&T Stadium. Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

  • Aug 29, 2013; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Detroit Lions outside linebacker DeAndre Levy (54) blows a bubble on the sideline during the second half against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

  • Sep 14, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw blows bubble gum in the dugout during the game against the San Francisco Giants during the eighth inning at Dodger Stadium. Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

  • September 5, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval (48) blows a bubble with his bubble gum while defending during the third inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at AT&T Park. Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

  • Sep 18, 2013; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Milwaukee Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez blows a bubble as he warm up before game against the Chicago Cubs at Miller Park. Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports