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Buddy Boshers: A history in pictures

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The evolution of a reliever, in style and substance.

Minnesota Twins Photo Day
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Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images

Although he’s only been with the Minnesota Twins organization since 2016, Jeffrey Alan “Buddy” Boshers has gained a following among fans. “His name is Buddy,” they say. This is true.

The Huntsville, Alabama native didn’t just show up on Target Field’s doorstep, radiant and ready to take the wheel of a raging Kyle Gibson disaster. Let’s watch the evolution of his personal style through the lens of the SB Nation photo archive.

Los Angeles Angels Photo Day

We call this look “Buddy Boshers, Cali Style”. His 2013 Angels team photo shows off his playful, surfer side. He may be coming into the 4th inning of a 10-1 blowout, but he looks like he could be hauling his board and his sex wax to Huntington Beach, brah. Hang loose!

Colorado Rockies Photo Day Photo by Rich Pilling/Getty Images

This look showcases “Mountain Bud”. The hair is trimmed, and there’s that smile. A sign of things to come, but it would take a move north to fulfill his destiny.

Minnesota Twins Photo Day Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images

BOOM. Here, Buddy has perfected what we call “The Light Within”. He’s serious about this. You think this is some kind of game? Yes, it technically is, but you know what we mean. And you sure as shit know what Buddy means. Let’s get another look from this sesh.

Minnesota Twins Photo Day Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images

Damn damn damn, Buddy. You make those Kasota Gold accents look good.

Minnesota Twins Photo Day Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images

Having reached the mountaintop, Buddy is just about finding variations on a theme. This look, “Street Magic”, shows a man ready for the moment, whatever it may be. It’ll probably be middle relief. But he’s ready.

That’s Buddy.