It has been said that you must know your history or you’ll be doomed to repeat. Others have said that history is full of fantastic mustaches.
The wonderful Blue Jay Hunter, recognizing both of these truisms, compiled all 117 mustaches in the history of the Blue Jays franchise, putting them on YouTube for the world to see.
Some would call him a hero. That’s what I would call him, too. Hero, that is.
Eric Thames is a very special player. Without even commenting on the fact that he was hitting .342 at the time of his call up or that he got a single and an RBI in his first Major League game, you just don’t see many men that young sporting such beautiful facial hair.
Look at the sloping angle as his sideburns run up to match his mustache—it’s very reminiscent of early 18th century Japanese art— while his soul patch howls like Ginsberg meeting the 1970s. Most prospects come up either babyfaced or with a patchy goatee, while Thames has joined the Show as a finished product.
Simply based on facial hair, I expect Thames to have a very long and productive career.
This is one complicated stache.