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First Clay Zavada's Fingerstache replaced Jason Giambi's bristle brush as the best facial hair in the major leagues.

Now Jeff Francoeur(notes) wants a pair of Thanksgiving shorts to replace Giambino's golden thong as MLB's underpants du jour.

In a I-don't-want-to-know-how-he-got-that-information item, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal Constitution says that Francoeur plans to be wearing his "turkey underwear" when the Braves open a series tonight against the Phillies.

Frenchy says Atlanta is 7-0 while he's sporting them and he's hitting .500 (3-for-6) in the two games he specifically said he was wearing the festive underthings.

We'll have to take his word on all stats named because Baseball-Ref's Play Index does not have a "boxers vs. briefs" filter. (Well, at least not yet.)  

From O'Brien's AJC blog:

"Francoeur said he had not worn the turkey briefs for back-to-back games all season, but will Tuesday (the Braves were off Monday, and he planned to ask his wife, Catie, to wash the underwear).

"Francoeur said Catie gave him the underwear as a gift last Thanksgiving."

It's nice that Francoeur is planning on scrubbing the underwear, but given his .248/.283/.347 slash line, perhaps he might want to keep every bit of "luck" in those shorts.

In related news, Meech of The Fightins' says he plans to mark this upcoming series with the Braves by not wearing any underwear at all.

A big BLS head nod to BBTF for the redirect. 

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