Monday, March 07, 2011

T-Slick Debuts Mullet

From "Travis Schlichting rocks the greatest mullet in baseball history" by Jeff Passan (!) at Big League Stew:

I understand that this is going out on a fragile limb above a pool shared by sharks and alligators, but I witnessed the greatest mullet in baseball history Sunday morning, and I refuse to believe otherwise.

Randy Johnson may have sported the curly afterbirth on his neck, and John Kruk may have rocked the accompanying gut, and Troy Tulowitzki may have had the ironic twist to his charity mullet, but nobody – nobody – can compete with the absolute resplendence that topped Travis Schlichting's head on Sunday.

Schlichting is a 26-year-old right-hander trying to make the Los Angeles Dodgers' bullpen, and it's been a rough spring. In his first outing, he allowed three runs. Last time out, two unearned runs scored. He needed a change.

"I wasn't really pitching too well and was going to shave my hair," Schlichting said. "I decided to turn it into a joke at the field for a couple days."

Around 8:15 a.m. Sunday, when Schlichting entered the Dodgers' clubhouse from the back, there was an audible gasp. The more players filtered in, the better the reaction got. Veteran Gabe Kapler glanced across the room at Schlichting and mustered only a whisper: "Holy smokes." Another Dodger yelled: "Kenny Powers!"

Perhaps the best reaction came from pitching coach Rick Honeycutt, who was going around the clubhouse to check on his staff when he came upon Schlichting.

"Oh my God," Honeycutt said. "What the hell?"

10 comments:

Nancy Bea said...

Wow! Now I love this guy. I hope he starts to pitch better so we get to see more of this mullet.

Spank Ginobili said...

That haircut should be illegal in 50 out of 50 states.

Fred's Brim said...

As long as he doesn't grow a Rod Beck fu manchu

Fred's Brim said...

Oh jeez - looking at the pic on a full screen and he's got the scraggly beard.

karina said...

*shakes head*

(cries)

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

All business up front, party in the back!

Spank Ginobili said...

I suddenly got the urge to watch a Kid Rock concert.

Pistol Pete Reiser said...

Ahh, shit. All the "Fear the Beard" freaks up here are gonna start flappin' their God-damned pie-holes about us "stealing" their image. This kid better produce for me to want to defend him.

Spank Ginobili said...

*spits out tobacco juice*
*takes drink of Busch beer*

Paul said...

His hair makes me queasy. The same way I feel when I see him being called to pitch in a game.