Photo by Arturo Pardavila III from Hoboken, NJ, USA

Lucas Frost Giolito (born July 14, 1994) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Chicago White Sox of Major League Baseball (MLB). And if you’ve been to his Wikipedia entry, you may have noticed that someone decided that the best photo to represent Giolito was one of him wearing virtual reality gear (courtesy of a Flickr user). Considering most of his face is obscured, we can only assume it’s him.

This was brought up on the Feb 22 episode of Effectively Wild in which listener Colin asked about this and potentially worse headshots. Facebook group member Cory Lack pointed out yesterday that the photo was still in use on Giolito’s entry, and that maybe VR gear could be applied to other shots of him. Well, I couldn’t do just one, so what follows is a whole page’s worth of Lucas Giolito: VR addict.

Here’s Giolito in his new uniform during a happy moment at the recent SoxFest:

Jose Lobaton tries in vain to get on the same page with Giolito:
A special edition Topps card, sure to be a collectors’ item:

A VR-donning bobblehead from his minor league days:

Let’s mix things up and put some other eyewear on him. Here he is at a Futures Game with the lovely Heidi Watney, sporting the VISOR made famous by Lt Cmdr Geordi LaForge from TV’s Star Trek: The Next Generation:

He may be all smiles there, but a rough outing during the game has him unleashing the destructive power of his Cyclopsian optic visor:

“Luke” and his blast shield are pulled from another game after realizing too late that he probably should’ve trusted his eyes after all:

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