Yankees: Francisco Lindor’s newest photo has NYY fans going crazy
Yankees fans are going wild after spotting Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor without his trademark facial hair. Something or nothing?
While the rest of the baseball world was focused on which completely viable players their teams were embarrassingly choosing to non-tender (Kyle Schwarber? Really?), Yankees fans found themselves preoccupied with a superstar’s facial hair.
And that’s the way it ought to be.
We can all take a 12-hour moratorium on speculating about which brand new free agents are solid fits for the Yankees. After all, this fan base is conditioned to go for the gold.
It’s a fact that Francisco Lindor is available in trade this offseason, one year before his much-ballyhooed free agency. It’s also factual that Lindor and Gio Urshela are offseason buddies, spending time together since they first crossed paths with the Indians.
So it’s not completely overboard to suggest it means something when Lindor, who’s had a little goatee for his entire time in the spotlight, suddenly appears with a naked chin on the night of the non-tender frenzy.
I mean…just let us have this, OK?! It’s OK to have a little fun every once in a while!
Isn’t this what the baseball offseason is for, after all? Rampant speculation about minor changes in detail? If the NBA gets to have LeBron’s Plane Watch every time he’s on a free agent tour (which, by the way, was completely correct about his destination in 2014!), then we get to stock watch the beards of All-Stars.
Naturally, it didn’t take long before a photoshopped Yankees lid showed up in the mentions.
We’re all excited about this “update,” but it remains important to keep one thing in mind: The arrival of Lindor would either mean the departure of Gleyber Torres or, far more likely, DJ LeMahieu.
Luckily, Yankee fans were there to remind us all of what’s really important this holiday season.
Exactly. If you see a bearded LeMahieu staring blankly, then the game’s over. You’ve already lost.
Make sure to keep checking in here for any future updates. Hopefully, somebody starts monitoring Lindor’s barber’s private plane data?