Monday, February 23, 2009

Spring Training Facial Hair Report

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All this talk of off-season workouts and new training regiments has me wondering about the less publicized aspect of spring training - new facial hair. For some reason, select baseball players come out of their winter hibernation with a renewed faith in their game play, and a forgotten art of shaving. Only at The Blue Jay Hunter, will you find such in-depth investigative journalism! Here is your “Spring Training Facial Hair Report” for your 2009 Toronto Blue Jays!

Jeremy Accardo is working on his Unabomber beard. So long as he doesn’t announce he’s retiring from baseball to pursue a rap career, I’m not worried.











Kevin Millar is letting himself go after feeling the facial hair restrictions in Baltimore. Somehow, I see this turning into a handlebar moustache or a fumanchu.











Shaun Marcum has his usual 5 o’clock shadow going on. Shaun looks sad, and even his beard looks sad. I guess that’s what Tommy John surgery will do to ya.










Jose Bautista is sporting a quasi-beard.













Roy Halladay has his “beard of strength”, which is the source of his power. This is why we very rarely see Halladay clean-shaven.











And of course, the most infamous stache on the squad belongs to Cito Gaston.

5 comments:

  1. Ha ha... awesome.

    I could be wrong, but it looks like Acorn shaved off the Girl Repellant already. cache.daylife.com/imageserve/0dcY5dXfkD3K5/340x.jpg

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  2. You can't not respect Cito's stache. It's boss.

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  3. "You can't not respect Cito's stache. It's boss."

    So true. Cito's no johnny come lately either, he's been rocking that thing forever. Notice the shave around everything but the stache. Attention to detail from a Jays manager/head office type is nice to see once every few years.

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  4. LJ, it's hard to tell if that's Accardo or not. Somebody with a superzoom telephoto lens needs to get some closer pictures.

    EyeB and Matthias, Cito is a professional moustache grower. He has the experience, and knows how to mold his craft.

    Chris, I haven't seen any pics of McGowan yet but I'm sure he's sporting the mutton chops again this year.

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