When it comes to intimidating opponents, there are several effective methods a major league baseball player could use.

There’s the thousand-yard stare, the extra-sharp cleats — and those dreaded tobacco loogies.

But nothing is more unsettling to an opponent then a well-formed and hypnotic bubble-gum bubble.

The following athletes have their techniques down pat.

Jon Lester

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(credit: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

This Oakland Athletics pitcher can blow a mean bubble. He also beat lymphoma. Coincidence? Yes.

Bryce Harper

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(credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

When you combine his fierce bubbles with that creepy black glove he wears for his injured thumb, this Washington Nationals’ outfielder is just downright frightening.

Salvador Perez

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(credit: Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Kansas City Royals’ catcher Perez may appear to be in severe pain from his massive bubble, but that’s just what he wants opponents to think.

Adam Jones

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(credit: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Nothing is more fearsome than a Baltimore Orioles outfielder who can run AND blow bubbles at the same time! I mean, it just plain defies all laws of physics and aerodynamics, I assume.

Clayton Kershaw

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(credit: Ralph Freso/Getty Images)

This Dodgers pitcher and humanitarian can really stress out the other team when his bubbles light up, reminiscent of the Addams Family’s Uncle Fester.

B.J. Upton

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(credit: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

The Atlanta Braves center fielder distracts opponents by making what appears to be a cartoon speech bubble. They can’t help but try to mentally fill in the text, which leads to countless errors in his favor.

Billy Hatcher

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(credit: Bob Levey/Getty Images)

MLB veteran and current Cincinnati Reds’ first-base coach Hatcher has been perfecting his power bubble since his pro career began in 1981. His temple bubbles aren’t bad, either.

Turner Ward

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(credit: Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

Many may remember Ward — currently the Diamondbacks’ assistant hitting coach — for the time he broke through the right field wall at Pittsburgh’s Three Rivers Stadium in 1998. Nowadays, he’s known for his skillful and supportive coaching style, and his HEAD-SIZED BUBBLES.

Matt Holiday

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(credit: Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

And Cardinals center fielder Holiday has the one-two punch of a wicked bubble and a glove on his head, much like the terrifying pickelhaubes worn by Prussian soldiers. Oh, just go “Ask Jeeves” already!

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