Play ballsy.

You’re Scott Spiezio. You’re divorced, you’re injured, and your .064 batting average is so pathetic that even the last-place Seattle Mariners have no spot for you on their roster anymore. Ostensibly, things are in the crapper. What do you do?

Apparently, you get a tattoo.

“It’s been a bad year,” Spiezio said in an interview with the Seattle Post-Intelligencer’s Jim Moore. “I said, ‘Hey, let’s have a little fun’ instead of being uptight. I guess I went a little bit crazy.”

Forgoing the traditional “crazy athlete” route — such as developing a crippling drug addiction or failing to appear for a probation hearing — Spiezio instead celebrated his relationship with his new model-girlfriend by getting a large, seductive portrait of her tattooed on his upper arm.

Wanting “the tattoo to look like a pin-up found on barracks walls from wars in the past,” he sought out the services of talented portrait artist Rich White [PORTFOLIO LINK] of Action Tattoo & Body Piercing in Auburn, Washington.

You’re Scott Spiezio. You just got your first tattoo, you’ve got a beautiful girlfriend, you’ve got an indefinite amount of vacation-time, and you’re still getting paid over $3 million next year.

I’d be smiling too.

Spiezio with his new tattoo.

Spiezio claims that he is saving his other bicep for a tattoo dedicated to his three children, and sources close to the athlete confirm that he is also currently consulting with friends to concoct a believable cover-story to tell future girlfriends about the pin-up on his arm once this relationship crashes and burns.

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Shannon Larratt is the founder of BME (1994) and its former editor and publisher. After a four year hiatus between 2008 and 2012, Shannon is back adding his commentary to ModBlog. It should be noted that any comments in these entries are the opinion of Shannon Larratt and may or may not be shared by LLC or the other staff or members of BME. Entry text Copyright © Shannon Larratt. Reproduced under license by LLC. Pictures may be copyright to their respective owners. You can also find Shannon at Zentastic or on Facebook.

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