Acid Flashback Friday: Dustin McGowan's Sideburns

Friday, January 29, 2010  |  by 

The benefit of a quick week is yet another Acid Flashback Friday! Today, we take a trip down memory lane from just a few years ago to recognize two of the best groomed pillars in Blue Jays history, Dustin McGowan's sideburns.

Now I know that that Dusty's chops don't necessarily qualify as "flashback", but it seems like it has been a few years since they have made an appearance. I also figured it would be pertinent considering that McGowan is throwing off a mound today.

Being a self-appointed aficionado of baseball facial hair, once can't help but marvel at the sheer size and shape of Dustin McGowan's sideburns. I mean, those things rival Ozzie Smiths' sideburns from the late 70's.

I scoff at Joe Mauer's pathetic attempt at so-called "sideburns". Come on Joe, those things need to go at least past your ears to qualify as true sideburns.

We wish Dusty all the best in his mound session today, and hopefully we can see his chops back at the Major League level in the near future.

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  1. Ian, I'm glad that someone else out there considers himself an aficionado of Major League facial hair. I thought I was the only one. We should start a club.

  2. Jmac, trust me - we're not the only ones. I could spend hours just going through old baseball cards and marveling at all the badass moustaches and sideburns.

  3. we need someone on the jays with rollie fingers style 'stache.

  4. If Tallet brings back the stache this season, he is the man to do it.

  5. If this post helps DMcG come back .001% sooner you've done your job and then some. Keep up the positve thoughts for Dusty...

  6. I do what I can, Mattt! Honestly, although it's been nothing but good news so far for McGowan, I'm keeping my hopes very very low. The rotation will be fine without him this season, but if he's back ... all the better!


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