Tim Lincecum, who I think looks like Ms. Gultch from The Wizard of Oz, grew a mustache for the San Francisco Giants photo day. It was a good effort, but it ended up looking like he forgot to wipe the Oreo crumbs from his upper lip.
Jose Valentin played baseball for 15 years and made $36,997,024 doing so. I bet he buys his girlfriend the 2 pound heart-shaped box of chocolates. I could only afford the 1 pound. I’ll let you know how she handles the news.
Randy “Macho Man” Savage died 2 years ago yesterday. He was of course the Slim Jim hawking WWF wrestler, but he also played minor league baseball from the time he was 18. Pretty impressive steesh for such a young man.
Carlos Villanueva is a pitcher for the Chicago Cubs. He’s had a terrific start to the season thus far and it has absolutely everything to do with his stylish steesh. It’s refreshing to see a nice mustache on an MLB player after having to look at Joba Chamberlain and Ian Desmond during spring training.
It’s been a while since I’ve posted because I’ve been traveling around watching the Astros or because I’ve been lazy and no one pays me to do this so why should I waste my time I’ve been busy at work. Above is a picture that Deadspin posted last week of an Astros fan with what can only be a very time-consuming mustache.
For some reason, more than once in my youth, my mom dressed me up as a hobo for Halloween. Probably because it was an easy, affordable costume. I would wear old dirty clothes and my mom would put vaseline and coffee grounds on my face for a beard. It appears that’s what’s happening here with New York Yankee pitcher Joba Chamberlain’s mustache. He really ought to get a paper towel and wipe it clean as to stop embarrassing himself and real men with real mustaches.
Wade Boggs is a former MLB third baseman who played 18 years for Boston, New York and Tampa Bay. According to this picture he loves his family. I bet every night his family goes to bed thankful that they are not deer because Wade HATES DEER.
There are 8 dead deer in this picture alone. In addition, in the top right corner of the picture there is the head of what is either a bear or maybe even a dog. Still the most disturbing part of this picture has to be the jean shorts he’s allowed his son to wear while cameras are around.
This picture comes from @si_vault on twitter, which is a fun place for old sports pictures of all kinds.
Richard McWilliam was a co-found of Upper Deck trading cards. Thanks to Richard McWilliam, I have about 10 copies of this card. I never opened a pack and found the elusive Ken Griffey Jr. rookie card, but I don’t hold that against you Richard. RIP Mr. McWilliam.
Keith Hernandez soldout to Schick Hydro and shaved his mustache. He claims that he will donate $5000 to charity from the blood money Schick paid him, but can we believe him? Can we trust anything he says anymore?!
He once had one of the most recognizable mustaches in the game, but now he looks like a less intelligent Alex Trebek. I hope he enjoys his new life of obscurity and waiting in long lines to get a table at a restaurant.
I didn’t know anything about Kevin Hickey until last night when I was forced to watch the White Sox game at a fantasy football draft. Hickey never played high school baseball, but he was really good at 16 inch softball. He went from softball to semipro baseball, to pitching for the White Sox. For people who don’t know anything about baseball, this is a remarkable accomplishment.
Hickey passed way earlier this year while working as the batting practice pitcher for the White Sox. He was honored by the team in a ceremony before the game last night, and many of the players wore mustaches as a sign of respect.
According to SI.com’s list of the top 50 earnings by individual athletes in the United States, Barry Zito is tied for 36th place with 20,000,000 dollars. Zito earned this money while pitching well for a different team over a decade ago. Zito was featured in the movie “Moneyball,” where a pitching staff of Hudson / Mulder / Zito carried the Oakland Athletics to the playoffs & the movie was not a story about how Scott Hatteberg and the trade of Jeremy Giambi carried the Oakland Athletics to the playoffs.
Erin Andrews is leaving ESPN after 8 years to join Fox Sports. After famously being stalked and videotaped in the nude in 2008 by some loon who followed her around the country, she was fed up with being sexually harassed at ESPN by the likes of Chris Berman and Steve Phillips, I’m assuming.
Tim McClelland has been a Major League Baseball umpire since 1983. He’s been a part of two no-hitters and two perfect games. He was the umpire who overturned a George Brett home run because he had too much pine tar on his bat. He was also the umpire that ejected Sammy Sosa for using a corked bat, which is pictured above.
Derek Holland, starting pitcher for the Texas Rangers, decided to shave his mustache the other day. Big mistake, apparently, as he was roughed up for 8 runs without finishing the second inning last night. We can rest comfortably knowing that the steesh gods are keeping an eye on us.
Al pitched for the Cardinals, Royals and Braves from 1970-1982. He is currently the color commentator for the Cardinals. He also owns a restaurant by Busch stadium called Al Hrabosky’s Ballpark Saloon, which seems appropriate since he looks like the crazy guy from every old west movie you’ve ever seen.