Originally Posted by GotHeeeeem
I hate the whole "distraction" claim in sports. None of his teammates are going to be thinking of his beard or him at all when they are in the batters box, running down a ball in the outfield, or making their next pitch.
"Oh here is the fastball! damn Wilson's beard! SLIDER! Damn you Brian I can't play like this!!!!!!!!!!!!"
You could argue Brandon Phillips is a worse distraction.
IDK about BP being more of a distraction....Wilson is just....ODD...as in a very very odd man...BP is kinduv a goofball that's having fun doing what he loves for a living. I agree with your point though...how much can any one person's off the field antics distract a professional team? Now, if those antics are disrupting practices or team meetings, that's a different story