#MLB Pitcher Brian Wilson didn’t join the #Yankees because of his…beard?

In one of the most bizarre sports non-move ever, the New York Yankees nearly signed Brian Wilson as a part of their relief rotation.

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Why didn’t they sign the flamethrower reliever? Because he refused to shave his beard!

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman asked Wilson’s agent if he would shave his beard. When told that this was not going to happen, Cashman purportedly said, “cross him off the list”. Which reminds us of this great ESPN Sportscenter commercial:

H/T to Bleacher Report for the find.

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About Spencer Irvine

Fun loving, D.C. area sports fan, which means I'm frustrated and still can't get a grip on what a win truly means (or a championship for that matter).

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