But trading the last star in the Marlins' clubhouse to a New Wave art-punk band from Akron, Ohio that's best known for singing "Whip It" while wearing bright-red, dog dish-shaped "energy domes" on their heads?
Yeah, it would've been a new embarrassingly absurd low for the organization. But luckily, the deal didn't quite go down that way, despite the photo evidence.
The pics showing Stanton and a bunch of other MLBers covering Devo's Freedom of Choice is just one in a series set to appear in ESPN The Magazine's Music Issue starring big-time athletes recreating famous album jackets.
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OK. So Stanton's gotta be a big fan of Mark Mothersbaugh and crew, right?
"I didn't even know Devo sang 'Whip It,'" Stanton tells ESPN. "I just thought the hats and outfits would be funny."