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Guess the naked baseball player from the cover of ESPN the Magazine

Jul 11, 2012, 4:00 PM EDT

Jose Bautista naked

ESPN the Magazine’s answer to the SI Swimsuit issue is its annual “Body Issue.”  Which is at least more honest than the Swimsuit Issue is in its intentions of giving you beef and/or cheesecake. I mean, it’s been a while since I read the Swimsuit Issue, but back in the day they had the prices of the swimsuits next to the pictures, as if anyone was reading it for the latest swimwear fashions.

Anyway, ESPN is also upfront about its desire to sell a bunch of magazines with this, so it makes multiple covers to appeal to multiple sport and/or softcore porn buying constituencies. There are covers with men, some with women, some with football players, some with basketball, etc.

The cropped pic I feature here is from the baseball player. Guess who it is.  When you give up, go here for the full monty, er, I mean the full picture and the answer.

Baseball comes back Friday, folks. Bear with us until then.

  1. nightman13 - Jul 12, 2012 at 10:22 AM

    Bud Selig?

  2. twd1165 - Jul 12, 2012 at 12:56 PM

    Ryan Braun…if you zoom in real close you can see the needle mark on his left cheek.

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