Fear the Beard
Many a bearded major leaguer disapproves of the bushy black mess hanging from Brian Wilson’s chin these days. Yet there’s no arguing the beard’s potential as the relief pitcher chases a third World Series ring in four years.
A razor company has offered former San Francisco Giants closer and current Los Angeles Dodgers setup man Brian Wilson $1 million to shave his trademark beard.
The $1 million contract former SF Giants closer Brian ‘The Beard’ Wilson signed with the L.A. Dodgers is filled with plenty of performance bonuses.
There’s a bearded and boisterous reliever pulling pranks in the dugout and closing out games for the San Francisco Giants in the World Series again. No, it’s not Brian Wilson – though it might be hard to tell.
Giants outfielder Hunter Pence is looking seriously scraggly. Same goes for teammate Sergio Romo, whose facial fuzz has its own Twitter account. And not to forget injured San Francisco closer Brian Wilson. His dyed, jet-black thicket inspired “Fear the Beard.”
San Francisco’s bearded and boisterous closer said before Sunday’s series finale against the Pittsburgh Pirates that he will probably have elbow-reconstruction surgery, ending his season after only 56 pitches.
World Series champion Brian Wilson is getting the Betty White treatment from fans on Facebook.