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Dodgers could activate Brian Wilson Sunday

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09:43 AM ET 08.17 | Fear the Beard is about to give way to Welcome the Whiskers for the Dodgers, who could activate prodigiously coiffed reliever Brian Wilson as early as Sunday. Wilson hasn't pitched in the majors since undergoing Tommy John surgery 16 months ago. But he faced five hitters in a simulated game Friday at Citizens Bank Park, and Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly said that was the last obstacle the right-hander, a three-time All-Star with the San Francisco Giants, would have to clear before being added to the Dodgers roster. "The next step for us is to see how he comes out of this one," said Mattingly, who plans to use the former closer in a setup role. Wilson, 31, made four minor league rehab appearances, allowing just one baserunner in 4 1/3 innings, since signing with the Dodgers last month.

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August 17, 2013  10:17 AM ET

Some lighter fluid and a lit cigarette would tidy up his appearance

August 17, 2013  10:55 AM ET

I hope he takes this opportunity for a fresh start as an opportunity to retire his schtick. Shave the beard and just pitch, Brian. Stop trying to make yourself the center of attention.

August 17, 2013  11:58 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

I hope he takes this opportunity for a fresh start as an opportunity to retire his schtick. Shave the beard and just pitch, Brian. Stop trying to make yourself the center of attention.

Was Brian the "center of attention" with the Giants??

August 17, 2013  12:00 PM ET
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Was Brian the "center of attention" with the Giants??

He sure tried to be, even when he was injured.

August 17, 2013  12:03 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

He sure tried to be, even when he was injured.

I didn't know that!! Thanks for the info!!

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August 17, 2013  02:17 PM ET

Imagine The Beach Boys Playing for The Dodgers! Sorry, wrong Brian Wilson!!!

 
August 17, 2013  05:28 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Shave the beard. At this point, it just looks stupid.

Beyond bizarre. Guess that's what he's going for.

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