Photo: Glen Perkins Holding a Shark

Because, at NotGraphs, we know what the public wants, we recently published in these pages a photo of former Giant and Pirate and Philly John Bowker holding an eel.

Because we continue to know what the public wants — i.e. images of baseball players interacting with marine life — we have embedded below these words a photo tweeted by Twins reliever Glen Perkins of Twins reliever Glen Perkins holding a shark.

Please believe me when I announce that, if this brings even one second of joy to just one reader, that my life — itself shrouded in meaninglessness — will be slightly less shrouded in meaninglessness.

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14 Responses to “Photo: Glen Perkins Holding a Shark”

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  1. Kyle says:

    It’s a lemon shark.

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  2. Bryz says:

    Us Twins fans hope he never jumps the shark, or the 2012 bullpen will be shot.

    As for jumping THIS shark… well, he can do whatever the hell he pleases.

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  3. agam22 says:

    After reading the headline I was expecting a tender embrace with Pat Falloon or Owen Nolan

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    • Mr. Observant says:

      Oh, I’ve observed your San Jose Sharks humour, sir – and found it pleasing to the funny-ish parts of my brain!

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  4. Derek says:

    This weekend I had my photo taken while holding an alligator. Should I send it in just in case I make it to The Show? PS: I’m a 30-year-old outfielder with average speed, little power, and no bat speed.

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  5. deadhead says:

    What a misleading headline. I expected to see Perkins in a loving, Brokeback Mountain-style embrace with Jerry Tarkanian. Maybe they’d have been spooning and Tarkanian would have been biting down on a pillow (instead of his trademark towel chomp). Trooooofff!!!!

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  6. deadhead says:

    Derek from above sounds like Jeter, from his description.

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  7. reillocity says:

    Perkins clearly wasn’t paying attention during that part of “Bull Durham” where Crash Davis warns Nuke LaLoosh that a pitcher should never hold the mouth end of a shark with his throwing hand.

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    • Colin says:

      I thought the same thing minus the Bull Durham reference. Estimations about how much the Twins insurance premium rose from this photo?

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  8. Mark says:

    Hi There Fangraphs,
    I take your point, As part of a recent visit I undertook to Fiji, I was lucky enough to be invited along to participate in a shark feed dive. Being an avid shark fan I had no hesitation on taking up the kind offer. I was soon to discover I had made the right choice with some never to be forgotten encounters with real meaty bull sharks, and the star of the show, a 4m tiger shark!
    Thx.

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  9. Someanalyst says:

    Know Mr.Cistulli, that your life is now somewhat less shrouded in meaninglessness.

    Your erudition and your elocution, however, remain gloriously out of place. It’s like putting caviar on the crust to hide the taste… (of which?).

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