Fear the Beard? I Fear the “Womb Broom” a Little More

No sport has better mustaches than baseball.  From guys like Rollie Fingers up through Brian Wilson today, facial hair has that Samson-esque quality that propels good players to another level.  And it’s not just baseball where this is true.  How about guys like Tom Selleck and Burt Reynolds?

Now, I have a soft spot in heart for Selleck because, like Jay-Z with the Yankees, he made the Tigers hat more famous than a Tiger can.  Selleck’s baseball ties go even deeper than that with his appearance in the film Mr. Baseball.  As much as Selleck’s mustache may have allowed him to take things to that next level, it’s still nothing in comparison to Reynolds, though.

Reynolds wasn’t just Smokey (or the Bandit, not really sure which one), he was also a testosterone fueled sex-symbol of the 70’s.  You don’t have to believe me, the proof (in all its heinous glory) is out there and fully searchable on the interwebs and includes pictures.  I’d copy some of the quotes but I’m pretty sure they’d get censored out so it’s better if you just go take a look on your own.  Suffice it to say, Reynolds’ mustache could probably eat Brian Wilson and his beard whole.

-A

5 Comments

I thought it was cool that Selleck actually participated in spring training with the Tigers to prepare for ‘Mr. Baseball’. I love the movie ‘Smokey and the Bandit’, too, (Burt was the Bandit, by the way). Not for Burt, though, but the Trans Am is like my favorite car ever.
–Mike
‘Minoring In Baseball’

Mike – I have to agree with you about Trans Ams! My dad always drove them when I was a kid so, lucky B that I am, my hand-me-down first car was a 1981 Firebird with the 8 cylinder engine and everything. Oh how I miss that car!
— Kristen

OMG Mr. Baseball is so funny. Love the part where Tom Selleck says he can’t believe he has to ask how to take a crap hahaa.
-Virginia

http://southernbelle.mlblogs.com

In my opinion Selleck always rocked his ‘stache just that much harder than Reynolds. As for “the beard”? I don’t know. It’s looking more and more Rasputin like every day and he was pretty tough to get rid of.
— Kristen

At first I thought that the beard was awesome. Now I think he looks like some sort of old, religious leader (minus the mohawk, of course.)
Catherine

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