Carl Pavano Brings Back the Mustache, Throws a Shutout (Picture)
Why did Carl Pavano ever shave the mustache? The thing was epic and led him to a 17-11 season a year ago. Was the Twins pitcher afraid he might end up looking like A.J. Pierzynski? Was he intimidated by Barry Zito’s full mustache and its whimsical healing powers? Perhaps he did not want to disrespect the Super Bowl MVP by placing himself on the same facial hair level. Whatever the case, it is now official: Pavano and the Twins need the stache. Crazy Carl brought the stache back on Wednesday night and threw his first shutout of a disappointing season. Check it out:
Pavano told the Star Tribune after the game that he wanted to go John Axford and rock the handlebar stache, but his facial hair refuses to cooperate.
“I don’t know what else to say; everyone wants to point to the ‘stache,” Pavano said. “I’m not that superstitious, but I was trying to have a little fun. And we definitely had some fun tonight winning the ballgame, so whatever you have to do.”
Twins fans and facial hair fans across America can expect to be able to enjoy the mustache for most, if not all, of the 2012 season.