The thickening beard and messy, long hair are dead giveaways.

The tattoos – including a cactus, for his beloved home state of Arizona – are clear signs. The straight-faced, tongue-in-cheek hilarious one-liners are unavoidable hints.

But the tiger T-shirts seal it.

Lefthander Rudy Owens is the Astros’ wild man. A strong-armed, 25-year-old starting pitcher during baseball hours. An all-in, give-’em-hell straight-shooter off the diamond.