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January 18, 2006

Ullrich going all Johnny Whitaker

Or Butch Patrick from Lidsville
Whitaker or Patrick?

I missed the AP picture at left, of Ullrich at T-Mobile's team intro Saturday, but I wanted to take the opportunity to publicly beg Jan Ullrich to shave his head; I'm flashing back to the kiddie TV programming of my youth.

I can't decide whether he's more Johnny Whitaker (I'm thinking "Family Affair" rather than "Sigmund and the Sea-Monsters") or Butch Patrick in "Lidsville."

Posted by Frank Steele on January 18, 2006 in Jan Ullrich | Permalink


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That's horrible! Shave it!!!

Posted by: Jamie Thingelstad at Jan 18, 2006 7:11:01 AM

Dude, that's completely Pete Rose!

Posted by: jank at Jan 19, 2006 8:43:53 PM

Jank, Thanks for the comment, but I grew up a Reds fan, and only ever remember Rose with the crew-cut and the bowl-cut, and Google image searches for "Pete Rose afro", "Pete Rose fro", and "Pete Rose permanent", all turn up a blank.

Could you be thinking of Rose's Phillies teammate Mike Schmidt?

Posted by: Frank at Jan 19, 2006 10:42:28 PM

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