Dodgers Sign Former Giants Closer (And General Crazy Person) Brian Wilson

The Beard is back.

1. Multiple reports indicate that the Los Angeles Dodgers have signed former San Francisco Giants closer Brian Wilson to a minor-league contract.

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2. Before the Beard, Wilson was an eccentric, if talented, starter-turned-reliever for the Giants. In 2009, CSN Bay Area gave him his own reality show, where he filmed himself doing…pretty much anything.

3. Then there was the time he saved six games in the 2010 postseason, didn’t give up a single run, and struck out the final batter to win the World Series for San Francisco.

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4. Of course, we couldn’t possibly forget the time he dressed up as a sea captain for a late-night basic cable talk show.

5. Injuries kept Wilson out of all but two games in 2012, even as the Giants won a second World Series title in three seasons. His contract option was not picked up, and Wilson became a free agent.

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6. Now he’s yours, Los Angeles. He should fit right in.

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7. Especially if he brings his scooter.

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