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Grant Balfour's truck is as big and scary-looking as you'd expect

Mike Oz
Big League Stew
Rays sign RHP Balfour to 2-year, $12 million deal

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Grant Balfour rages, curses at himself and drives a big ol' truck. It all makes sense. (AP)

This is Grant Balfour. He's a fiery Australian closer for the Tampa Bay Rays who has been known to yell at himself — profanities even — during professional baseball contests. This has been dubbed Balfour's "rage." He entered games to heavy metal music when he was with the Oakland Athletics. Fans headbanged along with him.

Knowing all that, is it of any surprise that this is Grant Balfour's truck?

A couple things we're left to wonder:

• Is Grant Balfour moonlighting as an armored car driver? Is he planning a bank heist? He just agreed to a $12 million contract, so we're leaning toward the first one.

• Is he actually a film/TV villain? Australian accent, big ol' truck ... he could be Jack Bauer's nemesis in the "24" reboot.

• Is he just reminding Victor Martinez of the Detroit Tigers that he's a bad ass, in case their playoff spat carries over into 2014?

The message is obviously clear, folks. As the Rays said, don't mess with Grant Balfour.

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