Originally posted on The Other Paper  |  Last updated 9/27/12
There has been two constants hanging around the New York Mets for almost three decades — disappointment and Keith Hernandez's mustache.  Now one of them is gone and — too bad for Mets fans — it's the former first baseman's iconic 'stache. The same caterpillar that was above the first baseman's lip when he came to Shea Stadium in the mid-80's, charmed both Jerry and Elaine on "Seinfeld" in the '90's and was his trademark while calling games for the Mets in the new millennium is gone. Hernandez's famous facial hair met its maker Thursday afternoon during a public shaving in front of Citi Field Thursday. Hundreds of fans came early to see the freshly-shaven Hernandez show off his glistening upper lip and watched as fan's memories of better times fell onto his lap. "I feel like I'm on the guillotine here," joked Hernandez as he settled into the makeshift barber's chair. On a platform surrounded by a barber pole and various shaving accessories, Eliot Chester, the Las Vegas ba...
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