In the midst of a home run streak in Anaheim, Chris Davis’ mustache seemed to have some long-term stability. Then, in Seattle, the Orioles ran into pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma.
Davis said he wanted the flavor saver to get the team going ahead of a playoff run. But any good feelings the stache brought to the O’s clubhouse disappeared after the team ended up on the losing end of a no-hitter on Thursday night. According to the Baltimore Sun’s Eduardo Encina, Davis went straight for the razor after the game.
Side note: Chris Davis shaved his mustache before post-game interviews today, so that's one lasting effect of Iwakuma's no-hitter. #orioles
— Eduardo A. Encina (@EddieInTheYard) August 12, 2015
The stache will be forever immortalized, however, as the MLB’s own staff compiled metrics on the lip lettuce:
While the stache failed to get the Orioles on the winning track, it did provide a chance to see how Davis would’ve stacked up on an 80s baseball card. He’s no Rollie Fingers, but the area covered was impressive. Check out that growth efficiency! And, at least for a few days, Mr. Boh got a break from doing all the mustache work around this town.
So, with finger placed firmly above the lip, we salute Davis’ mustache, and rest assured that he could grow it back in roughly the length of a Buck Showalter press conference. Now, as Joe Angel would say, Wave it Bye-Bye.
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