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You might not find your way over to baseball-reference.com unless you’re either Bill James, or researching Jonah Hill’s character in Moneyball. The site is a wealth of knowledge for a sport that is rooted in analysis. But that won’t get traffic from laymen who just want to watch bloopers and huge plays.
However, what will get those laymen there is being able to put beards, afros, and mustaches on players from any era. Because I think we can all agree that Mickey Mantle would look a little sharper with a big beard and an afro. And now we’ve got the pictures to prove it.
I mean, this is an improvement for Mike Trout. He looks downright regal. A real man’s man:
The only way this April Fool’s prank could have gotten any better was if the players were legally required (somehow) to adopt the looks they are given. Trout would have to sit the bench until he had Mr. Kotter-level facial hair that consumed his head.
Let’s make this happen.
Hat Tip – [CBS Sports]