In honor of the American and National League Championship Series, we’re going to take a fun little stroll down memory lane and revisit what some of the more prominent players looked like as rookies (or, even better, minor leaguers.) Why? Because it’s fun.
Jimmy Rollins: You know how in some sitcoms they’ll do flashback episodes and give the main characters ridiculous hairstyles to communicate the point that they’re supposed to be younger? It’s the sort of thing audiences laugh at because it is so silly and unrealistic. Yet if you put a braided wig on Jimmy Rollins now… would he not look exactly the same as he does on this card?
Harry Leroy Halladay:
Kerry Wood: Before he lost the baby fat.
CC Sabathia: His baby fat never went anywhere.
Josh Hamilton: The face is the same… the forearms, not so much.
Vladimir Guerrero: When Vladdy was but a laddy.