John Jaso And Mountain Mantality

Tampa Bay Rays catcher and celebrated mustachioed gentle-man, John Jaso, was apparently on a mountain sometime recently.

Baseball and Internet’s friend and associate, Fernando Perez, shared this enormous photo, made annoyingly small for the viewer’s convenience:

I once coined the term Mountain Mantality — an all-too-obvious combination of mountain man and the mentality therein — to help explain to my wife how my pants endure months on end without needing a wash and how peeing on a campfire is a rite of passage.

I feel like John Jaso, here pictured, helps embody that rugged out-of-doorsiness, and for that reason, should today be celebrated.

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