Because how can you not love a baseball player named "Bubba"?
The mug shot is from the Enquirer's article about Bubba being cut. At least they found a photo of Bubba to use with the article. Unlike MLB.com, which ran a picture of Denorfia instead.
And Red Hot Mama has some photos of Bubba. She's down in Sarasota. She got there yesterday. I'd asked her to take some photos of Bubba for me, not realizing he would be outrighted the day she arrived. Since he didn't play in yesterday's game, I didn't think she'd be able to get any photos. But she did! By chance, the team photographer was taking some photos of Bubba before the game, and RHM and her husband got some, too. Very nice pics.
(Yeah, it's weird that they were taking photos of Bubba when they were about to cut him. But the waiver wire is secret, so the photographer probably had no idea that Bubba was being cut.)
The Houston Chronicle always notes Bubba's local connection, even when they are regurgitating canned wire stories:
The Reds sent outfielder Bubba Crosby outright to Class AAA Louisville, a move that could make him a free agent. Crosby, 30, from Bellaire High School and Rice University, has until Tuesday to accept or decline the demotion.
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