There was not enough room in last week's countdown for all of the delightfully zany baseball tattoos we found out there on the intertubes. Given that, we present you with our official B-sides compilation:
5. Badass Baseball
There's nothing less dangerous and edgy than America's pastime, and yet there are those who insist on making baseball into some Mad Max style post-apocalyptic showdown, at least in their own minds. Except when a player or fan gets accidentally drilled in the head, the allusion to death and destruction seems like a reach. The only exception would be if this guy is a Pirates fan, in which case it's an absolutely brilliant design.
4. Pin Up FANtasy
It's an old-school marriage made in heaven, combining pin-up art with the game that ruled the country back in the day. And lord, if a dame like that happened to be facing Koufax with two outs in the ninth, you better believe every man in this great nation would be on the edge of his seat rooting for a round-tripper, boy howdy!
Ok, let's explain this slowly…you got a tattoo…of a baseball player's name…on the inside of your lip…and that sounded like a good idea… While this may be hardcore, if a bit excessive while Jacoby Ellsbury is playing for the Red Sox, let's just think about how silly this will be once the guy gets traded or retires; or this guy with the tattoo reaches his 40's.
2. They Signed Him Too??
Ok, we get it. The Yankees are always the most active team in free agency, picking up all of the top talent on the market, but this Superstar?? Jesus Christ!! On the plus side, we hear he'll donate his entire salary to charity, and he's a great team player, always willing to sacrifice to move runners over.
1. For the love of…this guy
The reason this tattoo takes the top spot is for the sheer randomness of it. Tom Hausman was a relief pitcher who bounced around between the majors and minors over seven seasons before injury issues ended what was otherwise a…sort of ok, kind of whatever career. Why this guy endured all of the pain and expense to get this guy's likeness permanently inked on him is a question for the ages, but what is a sure thing, presuming he's seen it, is that Tom Hausman is either tickled pink or seriously creeped out.