Human beard Jonny Gomes decided a lifetime of memories wasn't enough to savor his 2013 World Series triumph, so he went out and got a massive tattoo to commemorate the moment.
HardballTalk's Craig Calcaterra spotted a couple of tweets spawned from a recent bro hangout between Gomes and fellow Red Sox champion Mike Napoli.
The two took time away from whatever champs do (groom their beards?) to show off a tattoo that is big, ornate and wonderful.
Here are some images, thanks to Napoli:
How sick is this?! pic.twitter.com/ADLNlj0q2q— Mike Napoli (@MikeNapoli25) February 7, 2014
Gomes it is pic.twitter.com/3xdV8NP9GG— Mike Napoli (@MikeNapoli25) February 7, 2014
We need to gather our thoughts and enjoy this suddenly relevant clip of Captain Caveman:
The first thing you will notice is that the tattooed version of Gomes also rocks a fantastic beard. In fact, you could really say this was a nod to his entire team that, as you might recall, was more ZZ Top cover band than baseball club toward the end of the season.
On one arm, there is a massive tattoo within a tattoo as our bearded victor shows off its "'13," a permanent ink version of Inception. On the other, we see the iconic World Series trophy.
If that weren't enough, an American flag seems to sway beautifully in the background.
Even the duck boat purchased by Jake Peavy makes a cameo in the art, delivering us just a little worry that Peavy isn't pictured. Perhaps this bearded tattoo character ran off with the bright-green memento.
Of course, not everyone is impressed by the new ink, because the dog in the background seems to be over this entire display of shenanigans.
As for Gomes' beard, it's living its last days.
The Boston Globe's Peter Abraham reports Gomes "has a deal with Philips Norelco that will involve shaving his beard."
Not to worry, because there is plenty of facial hair in that tattoo for a team of baseball players. Well, maybe for a far less scruffy one.
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