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Eric Wedge’s mustache DFA’d: “Drastic times, drastic measures.”

Post by Ryan Divish on July 24, 2011 at 9:23 am with 1 Comment »
July 25, 2011 3:01 pm

The rumors began to circulate on Twitter before we arrived at Fenway Park. And then once we arrived, we received confirmation from team sources. And finally when we walked into his office, we got visual confirmation.  Mariners manager Eric Wedge had made a rather serious and surprising change to jumpstart his slumping team.


“Drastic times, drastic measures,” he said.

Really it’s not some sort search for luck or trying to remove some jinx, he shaved it off last night in hopes of coming in today and getting a few laughs from his team.

“I hope they didn’t push forward that t-shirt order,” he said of the “Fear the Stache” t-shirts being sold at Safeco Field.

When Wedge was managing Cleveland, he was usually clean shaven or with a little stubble.

AP photo

But when he showed up at the press conference to announce his hiring, he arrived looking like a cross between Wyatt Earp and the actor Stacy Keach.

AP photo

And over the course of the season, that mustache has taken on a life and personality of it’s own. It’s got bigger, fuller and this Twitter feed and this Twitter feed.

Let’s take a photographic look at how the mustache developed over the course of this season.

Wedge in spring training
The man, the mustache and their friend Milton
Stache and Stubble
The handle bar look
The super handlebar
The mustache celebrates Fourth of July
The up-close and personal version reserved for poor umpiring, also called the cheek tickler

and finally the last sighting of the mustache on the man … from yesterday’s postgame

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  1. Well, if it doesn’t work, he can always put it back like this:

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