December 20, 2008

Gettin' Your 'Stache Did

With a tip of the hat to Brad from Rickey Henderson Collectibles, let me please direct your attention to a wonderful interview with Rollie Fingers on the origin and maintenance tips a mustache style that will scare children.

My favorite section is entitled "Doubt creeps in":
"I came close to shaving off the mustache one time in Baltimore. I lost both ends of a double-header on two pitches. Brooks Robinson hit a home run in the first game. Frank Robinson hit a home run in the second game. They were the only two pitches I threw and I got two loses. I had the razor right there, but decided not to. I realized at the last moment that it wasn't the mustache who gave up the two home runs. It was that I should've kept my arm up."

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