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That said: when I tweeted about Ausmus over the weekend what I assume to be the entire female population of Cardinal Nation responded to me to tell me I’m wrong. Easily The Best Fans of Handsome Cardinals Managers in Baseball. They ogle managers The Right Way.
There are factions of female baseball fans who have been beating the Ausmus drum for years in various places on the Internet.
30. Clint Hurdle: None of us are ever as bad as our worst days make us out to be. But some people’s worst days are worse than others.
Porter (didn't even know he is black)
Not sure what Sandberg is doing at 8. He was good looking in his youth but now in his 50s he looks old.
The fact that his eyebrows stop short of a vertical line defined by the inner edge of his eyes is also less than optimal, making him look unconfident, questioning... you want to have an eyebrow that goes just past the edge of that line.
Also, the distance between his eyes and his mouth seems unusually long, I think because he has a large upper lip (not the actual lip proper, but the "moustache area").
Hurdle for one was a good looking guy 30 years ago. See his 1978 SI cover, for example.
It's actually kind of interesting, because aside from the occasional manager who is Ron-Washington hideous, most are fairly good-looking. This probably has something to do with the general correlation between looks and success, but also something to do with the modern media role of managers.
As a balding man, I don't understand the comments on Matt Williams and Terry Francona. Shaving your entire dome is not "embracing baldness," it's (usually) a way of pretending that you have made a stylistic choice to be bald. Rocking the horseshoe, like Roenicke, shows more confidence.
This whole Eaton thing is very annoying for any Phillies fan. He was on the g-darn team twice (well, once as a prospect); do we really need to hear about another guy with the same name playing for the next 15 years? Forget the initial thing - I think he has to change his name. New rule: any player that collects more than $14M while posting back to back -1 WAR seasons has their name banished from MLB for 20 years.
I think it simply has to do with the fact that major league baseball players for the most part have to stay in shape, and so they're generally fit through to the end of their playing career. So whereas the normal dude (especially one who gets married) lets himself go at 25 or 30, the typical MLB player doesn't face that until 30 or 35 or 40. And generally is accustomed to a fit lifestyle anyway, so when he is 45 or 50 or 55 he is generally in better shape than the average guy at that age, because he had to keep it up longer and better than the average guy. (Except it does get hard because if the player no longer is getting regular exercise even maintaining the same diet - which is probably unlikely - will cause him to gain weight.)
I've wondered: how much hair do you have to lose before shaving is the right choice and how much does this vary by body type (shaved works better when you're thin)?
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