Texas Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor may have cost himself some money with his actions in Sunday's brawl with the Toronto Blue Jays, but he can make it up by eating at Heim Barbecue every meal.
The owner of the restaurant wants to reward the infielder with free food for life.
Many Rangers fans have held a grudge against Blue Jays star Jose Bautista for his legendary bat flip in Game 5 of the 2015 American League Division Series. When Odor punched Bautista in the face to ignite Sunday's brawl, it represented everything Texas fans had been wanting to do for months. That's why Travis Heim, the owner of Heim Barbecue, wants to thank the Rangers player in his own special way.
"We just thought it would be a funny thing if we [gave] Rougie free food because he wasn't the only one who wanted to punch Bautista after last year, so you know, it's kind of a justice, a little bit," Heim said, per Scott Gordon of NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth.
If Odor takes Heim up on the offer every once in a while, it would be cool for the business. Of course, if the second baseman really takes advantage of the deal, Heim Barbecue could be out quite a bit of money on all the free food.
"Hopefully, he doesn't like barbecue too much, because then we might be in the red," Heim said. "It's just a fun deal, you know."
While Odor will lose a few games in terms of playing time (through a suspension) as a result of the brawl, some good has come from the fight—especially if he likes barbecue.