One of the most sacred items in baseball, among both fans and players, is the baseball cap. To us fans, it is a representation of our favorite team and in wearing the cap, we feel as though we are part of the team as well. To players, it represents not only their team, but their status as members of an exclusive club to which only a select few gain admission.
Oddly enough, some fans may wear a baseball cap to cover up a bad haircut, or just for the hell of it. Thus, I can't help but wonder...do players do the same thing? Either way, no matter how you look at it, there are some players who look just plain goofy when they don't have their caps on.
I'm sorry, but whenever I see Kevin Youkilis walking around baring his proudly shaved noggin, I just keep waiting for him to go to the dugout entrance and start checking IDs.
So, it's time to break out another edition of Josh's Lucky Seven as we look at a small handful of MLB players who, for the love of all that is holy, should just keep their caps ON.
In this photo, the look on Youkilis' face is just plain creepy. In fact, I'm willing to guarantee that every college student knows this face all too well.
Think about it. They head out to a bar with their friends and standing out front is a burly, bearded bouncer who may or may not look like the Greek God of Walks himself, and he makes this very face before asking the immortal question:
"Hi there. ID?"
Poor Cliff Lee. Not only can he not buy a win this season but when he doesn't have his cap on, he looks as though he should be passing back last week's geometry exams!
I don't know if it's because he's 5'9" on a good day or because he has an oddly shaped head, but this picture helps solve an equation that's been plaguing mathematicians for the past few years.
Dustin Pedroia + cap = no nightmares for baseball fans.
Well, at least Cueto won't have any problems picking a Halloween costume this year...
Hey, Jered? 1988 called. They want their haircut back!
Oh, and Def Leppard called, too. They said stop trying to sneak on the tour bus.
Ladies and gentlemen, now pitching for the Tampa Bay Rays, Kimbo Slice!