So you’re on deck. You’ve swung the bat a few times with the donut, you’ve tightened (and re-tightened) your batting gloves, you’ve tarred your bat and helmet up nice and good, and your kick-ass music is playing out across the ballpark as you step in to the batter’s box. You’re ready to do battle with that good-for-nothin’ pitcher… and then you see this:
Oh my sweet lord.
How the hell is a batter supposed to concentrate with that stare drilling down from the mound? Never mind the intimidation factor, a pitcher’s glare is flat out HOT. It is part predatory, part arrogance, part master craftsman; all testosterone, all serious – and it is undeniably sexy. And the piercing stare from a closer? Well, you might as well turn out the lights and go home, because it is GAME OVER. The intensity, the attitude, the single-minded focus… that glare says, “I am a man. I am here to do business. And I am about to rock your world.” Please, sir- may I have some more?
Try to resist the lineup of pitchers’ stares after the jump…
Cole Hamels, Philadelphia Phillies
Jake Peavy, San Diego Padres
Dustin McGowan, Toronto Blue Jays
Justin Verlander, Detroit Tigers
Chris Capuano, Milwaukee Brewers
Jon Garland, Chicago White Sox
Huston Street, Oakland A’s
Justin Germano, San Diego Padres
Boone Logan, Chicago White Sox
Josh Beckett, Boston Red Sox
Mike Mussina, New York Yankees
Kyle Lohse, Philadelphia Phillies
Barry Zito, San Francisco Giants
Jeff Suppan, Milwaukee Brewers
Dontrelle Willis, Florida Marlins
Noah Lowry, San Francisco Giants
Scott Proctor, Los Angeles Dodgers
Trevor Hoffman, San Diego Padres
Jonathan Papelbon, Boston Red Sox
Yes, he’s in here twice. That glare deserves a double shot.