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Sexy Detroit Tiger Brad Ausmus' Shirtless Fitness Modeling Pics Surface Online

Brad Ausmus (formerly of the Houston Astros) was scooped up by the Detroit Tigers to become the team's new manager over the weekend. Along with the news, an intrepid and randy new fan base of straight women and gay men helped shirtless pics of Brad featured in a fitness mag years ago find their way back online. 

And we thank them. 

The photos appeared in a Houston Chronicle fitness magazine in 2008, prints of which are now in high demand, according to the photographer. "He surfs in California during the off-season, so we shot him shirtless, wet hair, yellow surfboard, blue sky, pretty-Men's Health-ish," photographer Robert Seale told the American Society of Media Photographers. "We got tons of calls asking for—prints and it was pretty much a 50/50 response from women and men. He was teased mercilessly in the Astros locker room, and he probably hates me now."

He even looks good in clothes!

The newfound obsession with one of the sexiest men in baseball has even lead to the creation of a Twitter parody account, @sexyausmus. 

Yet another reason to go to the weekly basebat matches at that place .... you know, the thing with the seating and the field-like stage where Madonna performs when she comes to town?

(Via Freep)