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Earlier this month, New York Mets broadcaster Keith Hernandez made waves when he announced that he was planning on losing his signature lip sweater.
As you can imagine, word of the potential massacre was not well received among the mustached community.
"Keith Hernandez removing his lower nose foliage is a crime against nature akin to the Washington Monument ceasing to be phallic or Todd Akin being sane," American Mustache Institute Executive Director Dr. Aaron Perlut said.
Well, it happened.
And, yes, by "it"...I'm referring to Hernandez making good on his threat. On Thursday, dude was publicly shaved in front of Citi Field to the delight of those on hand and in the name of charity.
"I want to thank all of my fans who supported my mustache over the years," Hernandez told the crowd of hundreds, "but it's time for it to take a back seat and let my upper lip some time to shine."
And while it might all be fun and games for the former National League MVP, his 2007 title of "Greatest Sports Mustache of All-Time" now hangs in the balance.
“His title will either be given to runner-up Rollie Fingers, an athlete and role model who has never turned his back on the Mustache American community, or we Keith’s actions may necessitate revisiting the voting effort altogether,” according to AMI chairman Dr. Aaron Perlut. “We are deeply disappointed in Hernandez and feel we have to take this action.”
However all this shakes out, here's hoping the Miami Marlins step in and offer the shorn 'stache a one day contract.
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Listening to Sandy Alderson last night on SNY gave me little hope the contract extensions for David Wright and R.A. Dickey will reached any time soon, but he did say there’s more a sense of urgency with the latter.
“R.A.’s situation is a little bit different in the sense that there is more immediacy there,’’ Alderson said. “Here’s a guy that’s 37 years old and is...
New York Mets legend (and current broadcaster) Keith Hernandez shaved off his iconic mustache before Thursday's game at Citi Field against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Despite pleas of Mets fans not to shave the 'stache, Hernandez decided to go through with it. In honor of the historic occasion, Hernandez and the Schick razor company made a joint $10,000 donation to a Jacqueline...
CONGRATULATIONS TO DAVID WRIGHT!
With an infield single in the bottom of the third inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates, David Wright surpassed Ed Kranepool to become the new all-time hits leader for the New York Mets.
After breaking Kranepool’s mark with hit number 1,419 of his career, he added to that in his next at-bat with another single to put him at 1,420.
The New York Mets combined a solid start by Jon Niese with a clutch bomb by Lucas Duda to crash Chipper Jones’ farewell party and beat the Atlanta Braves by the score of 3-1 on Friday night.
Jon Niese made his final start of the season and aside from a solo home run to Freddie Freeman, the young southpaw pitched a solid seven innings, allowing just one run on fours hits, three...
I think everyone knows who’s pitching today for the Mets and the significance of the 1:10 PM start today!
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It was about as ugly as a record-breaking hit can be. David Wright did not become the New York Mets' all-time hits leader with a booming home run or even a line-drive single. Instead, Wright finally passed Ed Kranepool with his 1,419th hit on a bleeder down the third-base line, which Pittsburgh's Pedro Alvarez could not glove in a 6-0 Mets victory. Wright later added a...
In a season that has had such highs, and since July, mostly lows, one constant has been Robert Allen Dickey. He has had such a long journey both on and off the baseball diamond to get to where the 37-year old knuckleballer stands today: The best pitcher in the game this year and of course, a 20-game winner.
What a season Dickey has had: his back-to-back one-hitters, his 44 2/3 earned...
Thursday, September 27, 2012 • 1:10 PM
Citi Field • Flushing, NY
RHP Kevin Correia (11-10, 4.11) vs. RHP R.A. Dickey (19-6, 2.66)
Ruben Tejada –SS
Daniel Murphy – 2B
David Wright – 3B
Ike Davis – 1B
Scott Hairston – LF
Mike Baxter – RF
Josh Thole – C
Andres Torres – CF
R.A. Dickey – RHP
Good Luck To R.A.!
R.A. Dickey is 12-1 during the day...
Exploring the Arsenal will run prior to each game, providing you with a brief scouting report on the starting pitcher expected to oppose the Pirates. The chart below shows the horizontal and vertical movement of every pitch thrown by that particular pitcher in 2012. This chart is from the catcher’s point of view. Click here for a general guide to pitch types and classifications...
It looks like the desperate pleas from Mets fans just wasn’t enough. In a day that will live in soup strainer infamy, New York Mets legend Keith Hernandez and current SNY analyst shaved his iconic mustache on Thursday in an event at Citi Field that featured pomp, circumstance and, uh, a dusting of mustache clippings [...]
Ladies and gentlemen, Spiderman has entered the building. In Thursday's game between the Mets and Pirates, New York's Mike Baxter lauched a deep fly towards the wall in right at Citi Field for what looked to be a sure game-tying home run. Pittsburgh right fielder Travis Snider had other ideas. Snider scaled the wall, leaned over while maintaining his place atop the fence...
ATLANTA -- Lucas Duda spoiled Chipper Jones' big night with a three-run home run in the seventh inning, and the New York Mets beat the Atlanta Braves 3-1 Friday at Turner Field. The Braves had honored Jones in a pregame ceremony, showering him with tributes and gifts, including dismantling and installing his clubhouse locker in his new house. Despite all the emotion running...
At 11:45 today. We will say Goodbye to the greatest facial hair that ever was grown in professional sports. I will be there with this sign to pay my respects. I hope to see you at the game as we watch RA Dickey go for his 20th win, say bye to Citi Field for the 2012 season and move on into the future with a cleanly shaved Keith Hernandez. Lets Go Mets!
"I think I had a tear planted in the corner of my eye pretty much the whole night." - Larry Jones
Yeah well, that would explain your 0 for 4 on Friday.Maybe we missed the boat on Larry. He once said that he thrived on fans chanting his given name at Shea Stadium. Maybe the Mets should have given him paintings every game. Think about it, Shea was wild for Larry, he hit...