I’ve already posted once about Bryce Harper modeling underwear for Under Armour. But this is another image, which is currently prominently displayed on the company’s site, and I’d feel weird if I didn’t share.
And sure, I never imagined that my job would one day consist of reporting about baseball players and underwear, so to make myself feel better, I headed to the archives. There I found a Shirley Povich column that included updates on underwear, pregnancy and locker room hijinx. He coulda been a blogger!
A few highlights from his Spring Training column of March 2, 1937:
* Jack Salveson, the playboy of the Nats, who has been having a high old time giving his colleagues the hotfoot and the electric buzzer and dousing them with water from a phony cigarette pack, met his nemesis today. The camp was up in arms against the big pitcher and his cute tricks.
* Mrs. Joe Kuhel, one of the several brides at the Nats’ camp, is anticipating a blessed event during the 1937 season.
* Mrs. Tom Yawkey, wife of the owner of the Red Sox, is a loyal fan. She coyly admitted to Mr. Joe Cronin that miniature Red Sox are embroidered on her underwear.
* Promptly at noon the Nats terminated their opening practice today, but the excuse might have been wet grounds. The perspiration that poured off the rubber-shirt brigade which has as its No. 1 perspiror Mr. Shanty Hogan of the South Boston Hogans, all but transformed the diamond into a bog.
Whoa. See? This was meant to be.