In 1992, Pinnacle had a subset called “Sidelines” which showcased some baseball players’ off-field hobbies and activities. In this case, they talked about pitcher John Burkett, then of the San Francisco Giants. As it turns out, Burkett was something of a bowler. The Boston Globe mentioned it in an article from the 2003-2004 offseason, when Burkett was still hoping to get a Major League pitching job (he didn’t) and was planning to enter some bowling events. (Side question: are they called matches? Tournaments? Bonspiels? Please advise.)
However, we can see that Burkett wasn’t much of a dresser with that pink golf shirt and acid washed jeans – like, not a little bit acid washed. We are talking about industrial grade, straight out of a 1987 Camaro acid washed. And are those even bowling shoes? Come on, John. Wear the clown shoes like the rest of the damn world. Good form, though.