Colby Rasmus showed up to Spring Training looking like a yeti

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Colby Rasmus got us. He really did.

The Tampa Bay Rays’ new outfielder showed up to Spring Training camp on Wednesday looking like a mountain goat bred with a billy goat that had also been bred with snow yetis.

In short, it was glorious.

Please: feast your eyes on the worst facial hairs.

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But, alas, all good things must come to an end. Rasmus appears to have shaved since the photo shoot, and it’s looking like this whole thing was a joke.

Sigh.

We wanted to believe, Colby. We wanted a real, Amish/mountain man in the MLB this season. But it looks like we’ll have to settle for whatever Madison Bumgarner gives us.

Dan is on Twitter. Thick facial hair in Florida: the mustiest gamble.