Beyond being an all-star last season and a world series champion, he's becoming well known for his comically cartoonish character. It started with his beard -- dyed black for reasons that are still unclear -- and apparently has been upgraded to full-blown costumes on National TV. Wilson appeared on the Lopez Tonight show the other night dressed as a seaman and proceeded to talk about "strictly sexual" massages in Thailand and how his attitude as a pitcher directly relates to Chuck Norris.
"Chuck Norris is known to throw pitches at a 100 miles per hour," Wilson said. "I'm known to throw Chuck Norris at a 100 miles per hour."
Watch the interview below and note that "the machine" does make an appearance.
In short, Brian Wilson makes baseball fun.
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