NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Goodbye, old friend. It was seen on Seinfeld and Law & Order. It graced the field at Shea Stadium during the 1986 World Series. Younger Mets fans know it best from game broadcasts on SNY. Arguably the most revered mustache in sports history, courtesy Keith Hernandez, will soon be a thing of the past, according to Neil Best of Newsday. In a shocking – just ask any Mets fan — recent interview with the New York Times, Hernandez threatened to shave his famous lip whiskers before the Mets’ season finale on Oct. 3. Turns out it’ll be buzzed bare prior to the team’s final home game, an afternoon tilt against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sept. 27, Best reported. Hernandez’s big shave and lip reveal is scheduled for 11:45 a.m. outside Citi Field and will be open to the public, Best reported. Sponsored by Schick Hydro, it will benefit an adult day center in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, named for Hernandez’s mother, Jacqueline, according to Best.
Welp this is it. I was wondering how the Mets season could get any more depressing. The team is 4-23 at home in the second half. Barely scoring 2 runs a game. Thought it couldn’t possibly get any lower. And then Keith drops this bomb on us.
Keith’s mustache belongs in the Hall of Fame as much as any autographed jersey or game used bat. Its a piece of baseball lore on and off the diamond. In the 80s it tallied over 3,000 mustache rides. There’s probably thousands of dollars worth of leftover cocaine caught in there. If Keith Hernandez’s mustache could talk it would say “I’M KEITH HERNANDEZ.” There’s a prevalent theory that the source of Keith’s power actually stems from his mustache. I’m worried that he’ll shave it off and become some sort of pussy who thinks women belong in the dugout.
September 27th, 2012. A date which will live in infamy for Mets fans everywhere.
PS – Serious question though, nobody has seen him without a mustache right? I think he came out of the womb with that pussy brusher.