Goodbye Stache

Keith Hernandez says goodbye to his legendary mustache.

No, don't worry, we arent leaving…. again…. This time, we are saying good bye to the inspiration behind the name of this blog. We are saying good bye to a legendary piece of facial hair that nobody will ever forget.

Keith Barlow Hernandez has decided that the Mustache he has worn proudly for so many years will be shaved prior to the Mets final home game next Thursday against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Here are the details from Newsday’s Neil Best

Keith Hernandez’s mustache, which in 2007 was voted the American Mustache Institute’s greatest sports mustache of all time and earlier the same year won Newsday’s “Mustache Madness” contest, will be shaved off before the Mets ‘ final home game Sept. 27.

The event, open to the public and scheduled for approximately 11:45 a.m. in the plaza outside Citi Field , will be sponsored by Schick Hydro, with proceeds benefiting the Jacqueline Hernandez Adult Day Center in Brooklyn’s Cobble Hill . It is named for Hernandez’s mother.

The SNY analyst has let his mustache go gray this season after the expiration of a promotional relationship with Just For Men, a hair coloring product.

He had been thinking about shaving it altogether and decided to make the event public when advised it could raise money for the center.

SNY plans to show highlights during that afternoon’s Mets game.

When Mike Ganci and I were trying to come up with a name for this blog, I came up with The Daily Stache because we both loved Keith Hernandez and it was a pretty clever name if you ask me.

As noted above by Neil Best, who is a great reporter and overall nice guy, this is going to be for Charity, as the proceeds from this event will benefit the Adult Day Center named after his Mother.

This is truly a sad day for Mets fans and fans of Keith Hernandez in general, I thought he was only kidding when he brought up the possibility last month of shaving the stache, but alas it has come true.

I know that this is for charity, which in truth makes this a wonderful occasion and very worth while, but selfishly I will miss the stache and the power that it had.

But do not fear my friends, for a the wise Cosmo Kramer once told his neighbor Jerry Seinfeld. I will grow back thicker and fuller!

I for one hope in spring training, that comes true for Keith and fans of his stache.

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John K Massaro September 22, 2012 at 04:07 PM
"We"? what position do you play?
John K Massaro September 22, 2012 at 04:32 PM
Whatever, we all know the Yankees are the best sports team ever. Nobody can beat them in football. It seems like they get a hole in one from the 3 point line every time they get the puck.
Dawn Andrew September 23, 2012 at 03:01 PM
I will miss seeing Keith's mustache. Hopefully it will help change the energy at Citi Field in 2013.. As for the AL East.. there is some good baseball going on. I am not a crazy competitive sports fan and have both Yankee and Met fans in my house so I have to be neutral. I do appreciate good baseball though and and the AL East is crazy this year. Both the O's and Yankees are showing real heart, especially yesterday.
Pavano32 September 24, 2012 at 01:38 PM
No one is twisting your arm telling you to read it, apparently you didn't read the whole thing and see that this is for charity, what have you done for charity lately? Typical classless Yankee fans pounding their chest.
John Gruber September 24, 2012 at 04:03 PM
just a factoid from the 06-08 mets, Rays, O's and the current Redsox: it's not WHAT you pay it's WHO you pay


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