Wilson shows up to ESPY’s in Spandex tuxedo and "cougar cane"
San Francisco Giants closer Brian Wilson never fails to amuse me. Whether he’s a sea captain playing “How’s It Hanging” with Guy Fieri and George Lopez on “Minute To Win It,” professing his Ninja certification to Jim Rome, or getting fined for having “too much awesome” on his spikes, the dude is, well, nuts.
Last night, I pulled into the local Straw Hat Pizza with my family and we grabbed a table next to the big TV because the ESPY’s were on. And who do I see? Wilson. In a spandex tux with a friggin’ cane!
|Wilson for the win.|
Outside the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles, there he was — in all his All-Star, World Championship glory.
For the record, Wilson said it wasn’t a tux, but a skin-tight onesie.
Asked where he found the wardrobe, he told reporters that he did a Google search for “onesie, skin-tight, tux.” To complete the outfit, B-Weez accessorized the onesie with a “cougar cane” (his plus-one, he called it), a pair of white gloves, Ninja socks he got in the mail from a Giants fan (“You know who you are. Thank you”), and some bracelets.
ESPY host Seth Myers of Saturday Night Live had a field day with Wilson.
“Some pitchers have goatees, Brian Wilson has an entire goat. It looks like your beard is wearing a fake beard,” Meyers joked. “I’ve been meaning to ask, did you ever get that fiddler off the roof? But I’m sorry to tease you, Brian, it’s obivous you hate attention.”
Wilson wasn’t sure his outfit would be well-accepted by the folks at ESPN but he knew it was safer than his alternate choice. “If I wasn’t going to wear this outfit, I’d be wearing Saran Wrap,” he quipped.
Yep, that’s your San Francisco Giants closer right there, folks.
Below are some milder shots of Wilson. If you want the “revealing” shot, go here.