Let’s all go back to 1992, when The Simpsons’ “Homer At The Bat” first aired. Mr. Burns recruits a bunch of ballplayers as ringers for his softball team, including Don Mattingly. Here’s a very good, long piece on the episode, and how it got made.
Oh, hey. I'm Nationals second baseman Danny Espinosa, and I have a ridiculous mustache now. This is how I look, on purpose.
The music makes it oddly soothing. I could watch a few minutes of Alex Ovechkin and his mustache.
[Tim Lincecum is sporting a new mustache. It's, uh, something. Getty Photo/Chris Petersen]
For the first time in his career, Mark Sanchez has been challenged for the starting job. He responded by growing a horseshoe mustache. It is intense.
This is what happens when your team sweeps its first-round playoff series and you end up with a lot of free time on your hands.
We saw nascent stirrings of this on photo day, but it looks like Joba Chamberlain's mustache is officially going to be a thing.
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Pavano, Kevin Johnson, Jim Joyce and UTEP Mascot Paydirt Pete are the sports world's representatives among the Robert Goulet Mustache American Of The Year nominees. Mike Cooper deserves a lifetime achievement award. [AMI]
Because no one reads the newspaper, and SportsCenter's anchors are too perky for this early in the morning, Deadspin combs the best of the broadsheets and internets to bring you everything you need to know to start your day.
Of course, the answer to the headline question is no, it probably isn't. It could equally be an homage to Freddie Mercury, or the one with the mustache out of Hall and Oates [Ed. It's Oates].
Collin Balester was having trouble. He had a great mustache, but he wasn't pitching well at all. He had beaned Rickie Weeks and Mark Reynolds in the head. He needed to make a radical change. The mustache, unfortunately, would have to go.
In what other award ceremony will you hear the winning entry referred to as a "menacing mouth garden?"
The American Mustache Institute — yes, it exists — is hosting voting for the Best Sports Mustache Of All Time. Oh, come on, it's too obvious to vote for Rollie. [American Mustache Institute]
It's a sad commentary on the state of the summer sports scene that one of the most important things happening today (other than the Arena Football playoffs, of course) is this Mustache Madness tournament going on at Keyboard Quarterbacks.
So the Orioles — yes, the Orioles — are off to a blistering start in the American League East, and the explanation can not be found in Leo Mazzone or Erik Bedard. It's in the mustache!
We can't help but notice something: It has been a bad few days for the mustache. Pittsburgh coach Dave Wannstedt is 0-2 as coach of his alma mater. Orioles steroid pariah Rafael Palmeiro is gonna hide for the rest of the season, probably for the rest of his career. And the patron saint of this, Tom Selleck, hasn't…