Posts tagged ‘San Francisco Giants’

August 18, 2011

Fear the Beard…How popular is the man with the baddest beard in baseball?

by Accidental Bear

San Francisco Giants‘ relief ace Brian Wilson will do a public autograph session at the end of the month.  How popular is the man with the baddest beard in baseball?

Popular enough, apparently, to sell a lot of autographs at $150-200 a pop.

Wilson, the three-time All-Star who is the modern era’s answer to Al “Mad Hungarian” Hrabosky, has agreed to sign at ManCave Sports in San Mateo August 31.  It’ll be his only private signing session of 2011.  The company says it expects tickets won’t last, despite what seems like a hefty price tag for a relief pitcher who isn’t dead.

“We are so honored and excited to have Brian Wilson at ManCave Memorabilia for our amazing customers,” says a company bulletin.  “Brian Wilson will be signing autographs at ManCave Memorabilia on Wed Aug 31st, 2011 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm. There will be no video cameras allowed but you may bring a camera to take photos of the event and Brian Wilson signing your item. We anticipate a major response.”

Prices range from $150 for an ordinary item like an 8×10 or baseball to $175 for a ‘premium’ item and $200 for art work.  Inscriptions are $40.


August 5, 2011

Brian Wilson Doesn’t Fear Cholesterol, Eats 60 Eggs a Week

by Accidental Bear

 Mr. Wilson you better have an obedient lady in your life that will pick these eggs from you beard as gently as I would and feed them back to you like a baby bird. AB

Brian Wilson Doesn't Fear CholesterolSan Francisco Giants closer Brian Wilson is a noted fan of “14-star restaurant” Gary Danko, and it turns out he reallylikes eggs. Which makes sense because eggs are pretty cool and very important “for big days.”

But of course, Gary Danko isn’t a nightly destination for The Beard. Over at Food & Wine, Kate Krader reveals Brian Wilson’s day-to-day diet:

For breakfast I’ll usually make an eight egg-white omelette with bell peppers, shredded cheese, and slices or ham and turkey ripped up… I probably eat between 54 and 60 eggs a week.

It’s no Paul Newman egg-eating feat, but like Tim Lincecum‘s In-N-Out order of three double-doubles, it is pretty impressive.


July 20, 2011

Beard News: Brian Wilson’s beard gets its own Topps card

by Accidental Bear


Brian Wilson. Giants closer. Guy dressed like a freak at an awards show. He’s got a few tattoos and some funky hair. And he throws a ball pretty hard. Oh yeah, he also has a beard. Wow, imagine that. A person wears a long beard. Never seen that before.

I really don’t understand why people make a big deal of Brian Wilson and his beard, but they do. And people love it. So much so, that Wilson’s beard got its own card in a Topps baseball set.

The cards are an Allen & Ginter baseball set based on tobacco cards from the 1880s. They have a few special categories, one of which is the Fabulous Face Flocculence. There are 10 cards in the group, all of which depict a classic facial hair style. Number 10 on the list is Brian Wilson’s beard, pictured at right.

Pictured below are eight of the other nine cards. They are in order: The Lincoln, The Ironing Board, The Bib, The Darwin, The Neckbeard, The Goat-Patch, Burnside’s Sideburns, Thunderchops, and The Closer. Unfortunately we couldn’t lock down a pic of No. 3, The Conscientious Objector.

Fabulous Face Flocculence Pictures 



July 14, 2011

WTF Brian Wilson? You are a Queer Fish: ESPYs Awards

by Accidental Bear

I hate to give the ESPYs much attention. They’re a slurpfestapalooza, a publicity-seeking exercise that just might lift the spunky little networkresponsible for them to real sports prominence. Gosh, I hope so.

But when an athlete shows up on the red carpet in a spux — a spandex tuxedo — you pretty much have to slam on the brakes, roll down the window and throw that notion right out.

Ladies and gentlemen, behold San Francisco Giants reliever Brian Wilson.



June 20, 2011

The Cubs have joined the “It Gets Better Project” and “The Trevor Project” to inspire hope for young people who may be struggling| Video

by Accidental Bear

“The Chicago Cubs organization celebrates you for exactly who you are, gay or straight,” says Quade. Ricketts, who is a lesbian, says, “We know it can get really tough. I’ve been there.”

The video ends by encouraging struggling youths to go to the It Gets Better website or call the Trevor Project’s suicide prevention hotline.

The San Francisco Giants were the first MLB team to make an It Gets Better video. TheBoston Red Sox and Seattle Mariners have videos in the works for the campaign, started last year by journalist-activist Dan Savage and his partner, Terry Miller. (via



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