Monday, July 16, 2012

Shave every day and you'll always look keen

So it's happened twice now this season, that the hero of an Orioles game on a Saturday evening is given the salute of the shaving-cream pie in the face by team leader Adam Jones - and then the recipient lets fly a vulgarity on TV!

The first time, it was since-departed outfielder Bill Hall, who beat the Tampa Bay Rays with a home run on May 12 .  Fairly dripping with Noxzema Medicated Comfort Shave, he sputtered "Oh $hit!" on MASN, which was conducting the post-game interview with him.

Then on Saturday night, backup catcher Taylor Teagarden (left<), playing his first game of the year after being injured in spring training, hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the 13th inning to beat the Tigers for the O's. This game was televised nationally on FOX, and as Taylor spoke with announcers Bill Ripken and Kenny Albert, Jones and friends smacked him a good one with a payload of Gillette Foamy, leaving Teagarden sputtering the same expletive that Hall had used.

There was a time that these events would have caused a huge crisis across the length and breadth of our land, and civic leaders would have decried the increasingly profane nature of society and boycotts would have been threatened and I don't know what-all else.  But I do know that today, no one even has time to worry about a ballplayer's spicy vocabulary, since everyone is headed out to see "Ted" again. 

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