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MLB Photo Day Never Disappoints

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This is the week when most MLB teams have their official Photo Day, meaning that we have once again been graced with a bunch of pictures of professional athletes looking like awkward eighth-graders. We browsed through a bunch of this year’s crop and found our favorites. Blue Jays catcher Jack Murphy, who looks eager to fill his role as R.A. Dickey’s stunt double, will start us off.

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Here’s the perpetually exhausted Muppet known as Hunter Pence:

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Tim Lincecum’s photo needs lasers and cats:

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Jayson Werth has seen and done some things, man. He did it all for you:

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Mike Carp is the first wizard ever to play in MLB. Congratulations, Mike:

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Did someone order a hot, big dish of Bartolo Colon? It’s ready:

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All in favor of throwing up deuces at any time? Joc Pederson says aye, in the form of a deuce:

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That’s not how you hold a bat, Ryan Lavarnway:

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Is this turning you on? Joel Hanrahan hopes so:

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“Hey. I’m back.”

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We covered Nationals second baseman Danny Espinosa and his push broom separately, but here it is again:

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The Rockies’ catchers took their photos with their masks on, so a lot of them looked like Ryan Casteel:

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However, Audry Perez still looked quite photogenic:

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There’s nothing particularly funny about this Max Scherzer photo. I’ve always just found his heterochromia to be cool:

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Kris Medlen’s such a showoff. Look at him adjusting his hat and holding a baseball with one hand:

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“Psst. Hey. I’m Eric Surkamp. Have you ever wondered what this thing is? Well, as I found out five minutes ago, it’s called a ‘baseball.’ Isn’t that neat?”

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Royals outfielder Terrance Gore was asked to jump in his photoshoot. Here’s one shot, in which he is pure happiness:

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And here’s an even better attempt:

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Photo Day is the best.

Photos: Getty Images

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