A Streaker’s Profound Message

We — those watching at home last night on television — didn’t see this clown while he was running around the field. We only heard about him, and his antics. But, as the Getty Image above shows us, he was no ordinary streaker. He was a streaker with a message: YOLO; You Only Live Once.

Now, I’ll be honest, I’ve never understood streaking. I don’t see the joy in removing one’s clothes, running around a baseball field, and then being tackled, and perhaps tazered, by the police. But, hey, that’s me; there are some things I’ll never understand. But he — the streaker — is right about one thing: we certainly do only live once. And if streaking almost naked across the Rogers Centre field with YOLO written on his chest was on that young man’s bucket list, it no longer is today, and I can respect that.

I’ve learned a valuable lesson from last night’s streaker: life is short. Too short. Who knows if we’ll be here tomorrow. Tackle your bucket list, friends. Because it won’t tackle itself. I’m going to buy that iPad after all. Probably today. Thank you, anonymous streaker. Your arrest wasn’t in vain.

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Navin Vaswani is a replacement-level writer. Follow him on Twitter.

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  1. illinibob says:

    One is technically not streaking in a bathing suit…..although I appreciate the decorum this young man showed for our eyes……

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  2. John Mozeliak says:

    What the hell, I guess I’ll listen to Lance Berkman and give Freese a $200 million contract. After all, YOLO

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  3. pastadiving jeter says:

    is it just me, or has the toronto home crowd been unusually unruly thus far? streakers in both games, fistfights in the stands, and so on. their draconian beer regulations do not appear to be working

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  4. DMP says:

    I think you’ve got the message wrong. This is clearly a shoutout to Dustin Pedroia and his hometown of Woodland, CA – the administrative seat of Yolo County.

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  5. Jmoney says:

    Write a lot and am living all the time
    And thinking about living.” – KK

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  6. Resolution says:

    This would be great with indifferent Mark Reynolds in it in lieu of the BoSox guy

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  7. KB says:

    This is my good friend Yannis! He wasn’t drunk..he’s 16 and he wanted to do something memorable instead of being one of the jerks who just sits on their computers an complains about people enjoying their life. YOLO my friends

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