"We've been monitoring social networks like Facebook and Twitter during Gee's starts and it's been disturbing.", says MLB Commissioner Bud Selig. "I can't even repeat the stuff people are saying, but let's just say a lot of the comments revolve around 1970's Playboy magazines. One fan even used the term Va-Gee-Na. We just feel at this point we need to intervene."
Starting with today's game in Atlanta, Gee's beard will be strategically obscured whenever he appears on screen. Even when, like today, he's not starting. If the camera finds Gee in the dugout or bullpen? Pixelated. If highlights from his last start are shown? Pixelated!
"The idea isn't exactly new.", said Selig. "The league actually considered using it in the late 90's on Otis Nixon's face."
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