For starters, congratulations to Flyers goalie Steve Mason on the arrival of his new daughter Emma. May him and his family have a lifetime of health and laughs!
It’s not an easy job, but we have to call out Steve Mason for a VIOLATION on this joyous occasion. Here’s the official photo displayed on the telecast this weekend:
As the great ESPN Monday Night segment goes C’MON MAN…put a shirt on that torso. What the heck is he doing chilling in the hospital room with his shirt off? There’s obviously another person in the room taking the picture and dude’s hanging out without a shirt? Why? I get that he may have had scrubs on for the delivery, but he probably didn’t show up at the hospital with no shirt. If he had he might’ve risked the old No Shirt No Service routine. No need for this excessive display of flesh.
[update: totally aware of the theory of father/baby skin-to-skin moments of bonding, but the giant blanket puts that to rest and you do that bonding alone not with a third party photographer]