Back in February, we learned that Carl Crawford had picked up a new full-sleeve tattoo from a well-known tattoo artist named Junk Roxx. Six months and 118 games later, and we still have no idea what the tattoo looks like. Why? Because Crawford has played the entire season with an undershirt with one long sleeve to cover the tattoo.
Is this a big deal. Nope. But it does remind us of the scene from The Princess Bride when the Giant asks the Man in Black why he wears a mask:
Fezzik: Why do you wear a mask? Were you burned by acid, or something like that?
Man in Black: Oh no, it’s just that they’re terribly comfortable. I think everyone will be wearing them in the future.
And maybe it is just that simple. Or maybe it is because Crawford got off to a good start with the sleeve and now considers it a good luck charm.
But it does raise one’s curiosity. Why would somebody get a full-sleeve tattoo if they didn’t want anybody to see it?