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Former Marlins All-Star Cliff Floyd crowned “Flip for Flavor” champion in first-ever bottle flip challenge

The Snapple-sponsored event at GEICO All-Star FanFest was a duel between Floyd and Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr.

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Cliff Floyd’s accolades with the Marlins included 1997 World Series champion and 2001 NL All-Star selection. He still ranks among the top 10 on the franchise’s all-time leaderboards in home runs, runs batted in and OPS.

Nearly a decade removed from his playing days, Floyd hasn’t lost his desire to win on the big stage.

Matched up against baseball immortal Cal Ripken Jr. in Tuesday’s Snapple All-Star Bottle Flip Challenge at GEICO All-Star FanFest, he talked a big game and backed it up. The 45-year-old can now add “Flip for Flavor” champion to his résumé.

“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!”

Floyd currently works as an analyst for MLB Network and SiriusXM. He’s an entertaining tweeter, too (@CliffFloyd30).