Plan C? Farewell to Collin Balester and his mustache.

(Up above, maybe the first photographic evidence of Collin Balester's mustache, circa February 2010. Photo courtesy of DC Sports Bog -- via CSN Washington's Kelli Johnson) Godspeed, Collin Balester. Welcome, Ryan Perry. So maybe Mike Rizzo's first move of the offseason really was all about roster flexibility. Or maybe, after a lost week in Dallas, it was Mike...
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December 09, 2011  |  Discuss

Collin Balester Channels Rod Beck

Earlier this week, Lou Olsen from the site Reviewing the Brew unleashed the fourth installment of his popular John Axford Mustache Facts.Perhaps inspired by the majesty of Axford's lip sweater, Washington Nationals reliever Collin Balester has decided to carve his goatee into one of the fiercest things to take the bump since Rod Beck weakened knees."Bally" is already the head of...
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May 07, 2011  |  Discuss

More Mustache Talk with Collin Balester

In February, Dr. Aaron Perlut of The American Mustache Institute caught up with Washington Nationals pitcher Collin Balester and dropped what could end up being the best web series of this upcoming baseball season.And yes...I'm talking about "MLB 'Stache Talk" we are a month later.  Spring Training is coming to a close and Perlut again caught up with the AMI's Major League...
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March 28, 2011  |  Discuss

Collin Balester Raising Movember Bar

***From time to time, Dr. Aaron Perlut from the American Mustached Institute shares his wisdom.  This is one of those times.***Despite not being a finalist for the Goulet award, In the Mustached American community, Collin Balester is a hero.The Washington Nationals relief pitcher has withstood the pressures from agents, the Major League Baseball Player’s Union, the United Midgets...
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November 04, 2010  |  Discuss

When Collin Balester Fell Down

  (Man down! Collin Balester landed on his back on Saturday after a botched pick off attempt. Screengrab of TV/MASN by Nationals Enquirer staff.) Collin Balester had an eventful appearance out of the bullpen on Saturday. His line: 1.0 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 2 K, 2 WP. Two wild pitches doesn't really qualify as "eventful" or even "odd" considering the source; but the sight of Balester...
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September 11, 2010  |  Discuss

Collin Balester no longer giving free mustache rides

  (Collin Balester to the rescue! Wait. Where's his mustache? Picture of TV/MASN by Nationals Enquirer staff.) Collin Balester emerged from the bullpen Thursday night without his mustache. After beaning the Brewers' Rickie Weeks and D-backs' Mark Reynolds with fastballs to the head in a span of roughly 9 days, it appears that Balester needed to change things up a bit. It...
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August 06, 2010  |  Discuss

Beer Battered

(AP Photo. Collin Balester waited until the 6th this time around.) "I just kind of lost the rhythm of the game a little bit but should have just stepped back and kind of recouped. By that point I was out of the game." (Collin Balester, via Washington Post, 8/25/2009) Sixth Inning Meltdown! Brewers 7, Nationals 1: It all went to hell in the sixth. Befriend...
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August 25, 2009  |  Discuss

Congrats Collin

It's always nice to see guys I played ball with when I was younger succeed. So when my buddy Collin Balester made his debut for the Nationals this week I couldn't be happier for him. Also, I know some of the readers of my previous blog liked when I posted song lists. So here are the last 5 I listened to on my itunes playlist. 1. Going In Blind- P.O.D. 2. Sic Transit Gloria...
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July 06, 2008  |  67 Comments

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