Brian Wilson has chosen to sign with Dodgers, according to source. Had three offers. Will start in minors.
Tentative plan with Brian Wilson is to begin return at Dodgers complex in Arizona. Then to Rancho Cucamonga. Report to Dodgers in 2 weeks. — Tim Brown (@TBrownYahoo) July 30, 2013
And, yes, for those asking, Brian Wilson still has the beard.
— Tim Brown (@TBrownYahoo) July 30, 2013
San Franciscans might have gotten their last glimpse of the beard before its turn to The Dark Side when Wilson, 31, was spotted recently playing disc golf in Golden Gate Park. Is that Jerry from "Parks & Rec" next to him? No matter. Wilson will most certainly not be welcome to play disc golf in S.F. now. Better take that to Santa Monica, Brian.when Hulk Hogan joined WCW and turned heel. Already, the Giants fans with whom I associate on social media are planning to dispose of their Brian Wilson gnomes. They'll probably endorse a clean-shaven way of life now too.
For the Dodgers, this is a great move. It's low-risk, high-reward bullpen help. The bullpen was a sore spot for them earlier in the season. It's gotten better lately, with Kenley Jansen firmly in the closer role, but you know baseball, you can never have enough pitching.
This is also a good move for the Dodgers because it will infuriate Giants fans. Imagine what it's going to be like for Giants lovers to be looking up at the first-place Dodgers AND seeing Wilson and his beard in Dodger blue.
Here's an idea: Perhaps Wilson should take a page out of Hulk Hogan's book. When the Hulkster switched teams, he dyed his beard black. Just so everybody's clear who he's playing for now, Wilson should dye his beard Dodger blue.
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