Spotted: Pitcher Wearing Jacket On Bases

From today’s Cubs/Dodgers game in Chicago (where it’s 45 degrees out according to the ever-suspicious Weather Channel), we have Chad Billingsley running the bases in a jacket.

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I feel like a bird-watcher who has stumbled upon a bald eagle in its natural home. Shh, don’t disturb it! And if you touch its nest, it’ll throw away the children.

(Hat tip: Mike Petriello of Mike Scioscia’s Tragic Illness and much much more.)

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  1. GTW says:

    45 degrees but it “feels like” 39 degrees. What’s your major dude? I bet you read a lot of Gordon Wood.

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  2. Yeah, I bet you read a lot of Gordon Wood, too.

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  3. GTW says:

    No, I certainly do not. I’ve moved on to Vickers. Wood drastically underestimates the impact of social distinctions predicated upon wealth, especially inherited wealth.

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  4. bgrosnick says:

    Chris Young of the Mets was sporting the jacket earlier in the year. It was like watching a giant, magnificent disaster.

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  5. Adrastus Perkins says:

    How has no one invented the “arm jacket” yet?

    It’s gotten painful to watch a pitcher sit in the dugout with their good arm covered while 3/4 of a perfectly nice jacket goes to waste, crumpled into said pitcher’s armpit.

    Instead of purchasing an entire jacket, why not come up with something that protects only the throwing arm from the fierce light winds and slight drizzles that so often plague pitchers this day and age?

    What’s that, you say? Something like this DOES exist?

    Ladies and Gents, introducing the RAG ARM.

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  6. Pat says:

    Chad Billingsley also have abnormally large thighs for a guy, not that I’ve been staring or anything.

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  7. NoBullCause says:

    What’s so unusual about a pitcher running the bases while wearing a jacket? That’s been done for decades and decades.

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