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Ian Desmond shaved in the middle of yesterday’s game

Jul 10, 2013, 9:15 AM EDT

Ian Desmond grounded into a double play in the first inning of last night’s game. When he did so, he looked like this:

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When he came out to bat in the third inning, he looked like this:

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He was 0 for 2 clean shaven last night, so I’m looking forward to what he does today to break the slump. Or maybe I’m not. Hard to say.

(h/t CSN Washington)

  1. therealbigben - Jul 10, 2013 at 9:24 AM

    He could burn off his eyebrows like Uncle Leo

  2. DelawarePhilliesFan - Jul 10, 2013 at 9:36 AM

    That is an odd one….

  3. fanofevilempire - Jul 10, 2013 at 9:36 AM

    next he will shave his balls….

    • RickyB - Jul 10, 2013 at 9:45 AM

      Hopefully you don’t know if he already has …

      • sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Jul 10, 2013 at 10:54 AM

        The way things have been going on this website, with naked Harvey and naked Giancarlo, we ALL might get to see.

  4. paperlions - Jul 10, 2013 at 9:38 AM

    Maybe he just gets 5th inning shadow.

    • historiophiliac - Jul 10, 2013 at 10:04 AM

      On his chin?

      • paperlions - Jul 10, 2013 at 12:59 PM

        Um, yeah?

      • historiophiliac - Jul 10, 2013 at 1:01 PM

        But not his whole face?

        Now I want to see your beard! lol

      • paperlions - Jul 10, 2013 at 1:04 PM

        Mine mustache and “goatee area” grow in nice and thick, but the sides are thinner. During the winter it is not unlike the thing Josh Reddick has…but I let the mustache grow really long so I have to wax it to keep it up enough to be able to eat.

      • historiophiliac - Jul 10, 2013 at 1:05 PM

        The hair in the front of my legs grows in thicker…but that’s because of the burn I got as a kid. You’re welcome.

      • paperlions - Jul 10, 2013 at 1:38 PM

        I don’t think “you’re welcome” means what you think it means.

      • historiophiliac - Jul 10, 2013 at 2:21 PM

        That means “Have a nice day,” doesn’t it?

      • paperlions - Jul 10, 2013 at 2:23 PM

        Um, yes?

      • historiophiliac - Jul 10, 2013 at 2:25 PM

        Everybody’s crabby today. You too then.

      • paperlions - Jul 10, 2013 at 2:29 PM

        Actually, yeah….just woke up in a bad mood and circumstances have conspired to help ensure that I stay that way.

        I am sorry for being crabby, I am sure your furry shins are very comely.

      • historiophiliac - Jul 10, 2013 at 2:35 PM

        Well, unlike you, I shave, but thanks. I guess you can just blend in with all the haters today. I’m kinda bored now.

      • paperlions - Jul 10, 2013 at 2:39 PM

        Meh, I’ve hardly had time to read anything since this morning….and any time I have started to read through the comments they are mostly baseless, information-free crap.

        I got about 1/2 way through the Phillies buying comments, it is good fun with a lot of optimism by Philly Phans about both this years team and the fantasticalness that is their minor league system (which no one but Philly Phans seem to think is very good). The unbridled and very likely misplaced optimism is cute from a group that can’t decide if their team is perfect or if they should hate them.

      • historiophiliac - Jul 10, 2013 at 2:57 PM

        I’m avoiding the Biogenesis stuff like the plague now. I think it’s mostly been a Meathead day.

      • paperlions - Jul 10, 2013 at 2:59 PM

        Yeah, the inability of people to notice they are in a witch hunt while shouting “burn ‘em” is amazing to me….considering my general opinion of humanity, it shouldn’t amaze me, but it does (which may mean that I am more optimistic than I think I am).

      • historiophiliac - Jul 10, 2013 at 3:01 PM

        That’s why I think of you as a romantic.

      • paperlions - Jul 10, 2013 at 3:08 PM

        A good and long-time friend of mine used to refer to me as a walking paradox (she probably still would if she didn’t live several 1000 miles away). As time goes by, I realize just how correct her characterization was (and still is, I guess). At one point a few years ago, I emailed her and told her how right she seemed to be in that regard…she said something like “I know. You are always SO you. You just can’t help it.”

      • historiophiliac - Jul 10, 2013 at 3:09 PM

        “Friend”? Okay.

      • paperlions - Jul 10, 2013 at 3:14 PM

        Yep. Colleague. We worked together in the field in Paraguay for six months as part of a field crew, she went down before I did and came before as well. Then we were both in the same department for a few years at Texas Tech until she finished and got a job at a university in Mexico.

      • historiophiliac - Jul 10, 2013 at 3:15 PM

        I didn’t ask. lol I have an imagination.

      • paperlions - Jul 10, 2013 at 3:16 PM

        Just clarifying. And there was a “?”

      • historiophiliac - Jul 10, 2013 at 3:18 PM

        It was rhetorical! Sheesh.

      • paperlions - Jul 10, 2013 at 3:19 PM

        I’ve had it up to up to here *gestures up high* with your rhetoric madam!

      • historiophiliac - Jul 10, 2013 at 3:23 PM

        Tickle Monster!

        /tickle tickle

  5. scoutsaysweitersisabust - Jul 10, 2013 at 9:44 AM

    I hope he super-glues on a fake old timey mustache

    • Panda Claus - Jul 10, 2013 at 9:47 AM

      A Rollie Fingers ‘stache would be great, but I’d settle for Elvis sideburns.

    • unclemosesgreen - Jul 10, 2013 at 10:28 AM

      How about a Bobby V / Groucho Marx grease-pencil stache?

  6. heyblueyoustink - Jul 10, 2013 at 9:48 AM

    Nattitude.

  7. rocketsteadman - Jul 10, 2013 at 9:59 AM

    Mark Grace does not approve of this slump buster

  8. phillyfour4four - Jul 10, 2013 at 10:07 AM

    A+ reporting !

  9. unclemosesgreen - Jul 10, 2013 at 10:29 AM

    As a closet Nats fan I’d rather he study video or pitching charts with that free time.

  10. chrisrsports - Jul 10, 2013 at 10:31 AM

    Evil Ian Desmond from Bizarro World.

  11. sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Jul 10, 2013 at 10:56 AM

    Maybe his chin expanded and engulfed the beard. Don’t jump to conclusions.

  12. gloccamorra - Jul 11, 2013 at 12:30 AM

    Well, it’s the kind of slump-buster you can do only once. Now he has to look for something else. There was a player named Archi Cianfrocco for the Expos who used to spit into his hat. That didn’t work either, but he was able to do it enough times to KNOW it didn’t work.

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