PRODcast 124′s Old School Player of the Week: TITO FUENTES
Fuentes spent 13 seasons in the bigs as a 2B, SS, 3B with the Giants, Padres, Tigers and A’s, and posted a career OPS+ of 82 (that’s not good) and a batting average of .268 (that’s also not all that good and who cares about batting average anyway what is this 1983 go iron your corduroys you dweeb). And while his sub-replacement level play would be a fine reason to pick him as the OSPOTW, it’s not the real reason we picked him. We picked him because he is both a card carrying member of the “Windbreaker Underneath The Uniform” club (aka the WUTU club), and he is the founder of the “Why The Fuck Are You Wearing A Headband?” Club (aka this acronym is too long and sounds like the surname of a Nigerian soccer player). Sometimes he wears the headband under his #DADHAT, sometimes it’s over his #DADHAT and obscures the team’s logo, sometimes it’s a complimentary solid color, and sometimes it’s Gym Class Issue White# and he scribbles “TITO” on it with a Sharpie. All of the times it is bad.
Nonetheless, we celebrate Tito and his perplexing headwear and would encourage you to do the same.