A warning to athletes be wary of outlandish facial hair. It could lead to an internet trolling extravaganza.
Just ask Colby Rasmus, who showed up to MLB Spring Training this camp sporting a mighty fine neck beard. Perhaps the Tampa Bay Rays outfielder was looking for some new mojo, hoping to improve on his dismal .206 batting average from 2016, the worst of his big league career.
Either way, the internet chimed in as it always does absolutely roasting Rasmus’ new beard with a series of hilarious tweets.
Wow you could not possibly look any more gross
Colby Rasmus: hold my beer pic.twitter.com/IxvBtLqCXl
Pete Blackburn (@slackup.mePeteBlackburn) February 22, 2017
Colby Rasmus got a new look and a sweet new ride for the 2017 season. pic.twitter.com/XaRm4Sz2Z9
Meade Kendrick III (@slackup.memeade3rd) February 22, 2017
I thought I’d seen that Colby Rasmus pic before… pic.twitter.com/mk5u6MRhLJ
Ross Villarreal (@slackup.meSportsRV) February 22, 2017
Colby Rasmus or Patchy the Pirate? You decide. pic.twitter.com/OU3pRI1Kzr
MLB Spongebob (@slackup.meMLBSponge) February 22, 2017
Colby Rasmus is looking real good for Amish Barn Raising season pic.twitter.com/9wJykdAY44
PWTBLPODCAST (@slackup.mePWTBLCAST) February 22, 2017
Little known fact… Colby Rasmus played one of the Dwarfs in The Hobbit trilogy. pic.twitter.com/HyRUGWCHyF
Tim and Sid (@slackup.metimandsid) February 22, 2017
But as of Wednesday, Rasmus had apparently rid himself of that hairy thing on his face.
For all interested parties: pic.twitter.com/K0mGz9hOEQ
Tampa Bay Rays (@slackup.meRaysBaseball) February 22, 2017
Based on the time of the tweet, it looks like Rasmus shaved the beard before the internet had a field day. Rays photo day where the original beard shot was snapped actually took place last Friday, but one SBNationstory on Wednesday morning put Rasmus’ beard on a silver platter for Twitter to devour.
Most of those tweets came after 11 a.m. PST, while the timestamp on Rasmus’ clean-shaven photo is 10:20 a.m.
Even if Rasmus’ beard didn’t get to experience the internet’s bashing for itself, Rasmus sure did, likely confirming the fact that it was a great decision to shave that thing.