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Cardinal’s Joel Pineiro grows ‘stache, finally wins a game.

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Solid player + mustache = Above average player.

It’s purely science.

Ask Oakland’s Jason Giambi. Last year, while with the New York Yankees, he revived his career by hitting .247 with 32 home runs and nearly 100 RBI, all while wearing a lip jacket. This year, the ‘stache-less Giambi has just 11 home runs and is batting under .200.

Earlier this season, the Cardinal’s Rick Ankiel sported a walrus style cut and promptly rocketed out of a deep slump. After shaving, he went 0-4.

Diamondback’s rookie Clay Zavada is the new face of the baseball mustache scene, manicuring his compact handlebars prior to every game. He’s become a fan favorite and a very steady contributor to the team. Through 22 appearances this year, he has a 1.77 ERA and has been one of the lone bright spots on Arizona’s lackluster ball club.

The newest member of Moustache League Baseball.

(W): 9 IP, 3 H, ER, 0 BB, 5 SO.

During his start yesterday, Cardinal’s pitcher Joel Pineiro revealed his own style, the long-lost toothbrush.

And the correlation between mustaches and success continued.

Throughout the 2009 season, Pineiro has had trouble getting run support from the Cardinal’s offense, despite being ranked sixth of the 16 National League teams in the statistic. Even though he held a miniscule 3.39 ERA entering Thursday, Pineiro had suffered a horrendous nine losses.

Last night, the durable Pineiro received a five run eighth inning en route to winning his lead-leading third complete game.

Not only did Pineiro lower his ERA to 3.20, but he won for just the third time in the last two months (13 starts).

Could it have been the mustache?


It’s back!

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Jason Giambi’s ever-famous moustache seem to be making a return. I caught parts of the Oakland game last night and noticed that the .217 hitter shaved off the graying middle part of his goatee. It’s not fully formed yet, but should be soon…

Picture it without the middle.

Written by dylansharek

June 13, 2009 at 2:50 pm

Clay Zavada has nice ‘stache and steals my thunder.

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I pride myself on not recycling news or news that can be found in any old media outlet. Blogging About Baseball finds the little tidbits, the things that you wouldn’t usually notice, dissects them, and hopefully opens your eyes to a new facet of the game, however simple it may be.

I’ve had a “Seasonal ‘Staches” section at Blogging About Baseball since its inception. Rick Ankiel’s soup strainer brought the section about, and it was such a hit that I decided to keep adding to it. You can see all the updates on the sidebar over there →.

This morning, I was pretty hurt when I found out had a feature on someone’s mustache I’d been keeping tabs on, but hadn’t been able to find pictures of yet (he made his season debut on May 21). Due to my inability to get to Arizona for a picture of a stupid mustache, I lost out on a breaking story., you can have your Giambis, your Boggs, and your Fingers, but please, please, leave me the Clay Zavadas!

Without further ado and little fanfare, I present to you the best mustache in baseball, Clay Zavada of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

It's so small, but at the same time so beautiful.

C.J. Wilson’s got a dirty porn moustache.

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I always learn something new about a player once I start writing an article.

Today’s article is about Texas Ranger’s off-and-on closer C.J. Wilson.

Today I learned that C.J. Wilson has a large following of female fans.

The ladies over at Those Girls Baseball Blog give him mental hugs. His myspace page looks like it was made for girls to basically call him “good looking” and “gourges,” which I believe is a new form of the word “gorgeous.” And then there’s this hilariously awful, reminds-me-why-women-shouldn’t-watch-sports-page. I don’t even know how to describe this, but it’s an all-star team made of “hotties.” If you go to the site and sacrifice a small part of your masculinity, you’ll notice C.J. didn’t make the team. Well, it’s got a few women up-in-arms and a debate about his qualifications is raging in the comments section.

Pretty boy, suck ass closer.

I’m thinking that maybe these women are throwing their eggs in the wrong basket.

Apparently C.J. Wilson entered the porn business during the 2008 offseason. A man who would have nuzzled you to sleep and whispered sweet nothings in your ear will now only rape you. Women, BEWARE!

He's changed...

Ankiel’s success directly related to ‘stache.

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April 21-23 was Rick Ankiel’s most productive period so far this year. It was also his hairiest.

With the ‘stache, Ankiel went 6-13 with 4 runs scored, his only homer, and 3 of his 5 RBI on the year. He also raised his average to .250.

On Friday, Ankiel showed up to Busch Stadium hairless as the day he was born. He promptly went 0-4.

That'll teach ya to shave ya 'stache!

Rick Ankiel’s gnarly ‘stache.

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“If you win 20 in the show, you can let the fungus grow back and the press’ll think you’re colorful. Until you win 20 in the show, however, it means you are a slob.”-Bull Durham

This 'stache is courtesy of the Riverfront Times.

Well it seems like the ‘stache brought Ankiel a little luck in his otherwise miserable season thus far. He drove a double into right, bringing around Brendan Ryan in a game the Card’s eventually won 6-4.