It's really laughable to pick up the newspapers here in New York and see the incredible fuss they are making about the mustache that Jason (Roid Boy) Giambi grew recently.
I guess someone in the Yankees front office gave The Man Who Said He Was Sorry But Couldn't Tell Us Why permission to break team rules and grow a stache. It seems like every day, in addition to the usual stories about Slappy and his bimbos, we have to have some story about how the Yankees are back in the AL East race because Giambalco is such a rebel and has hair above his upper lip. And yesterday at the Palace of Baseball (yeah right, if it really is how come they are tearing it down?) they had "Fake Mustache Day."
Pass the vomit bag.
It shows how corporate and stuffed shirt the Yankees had become that when one player grows a mustache, the fans take to it, and it becomes some kind of rallying cry. The Red Sox have all kinds of players with all kinds of facial hair: Big Papi, Manny, Youk (pictured, with his bigtime goatee), Mike Lowell, Dice-K, Tek, etc. I don't think any of us in Red Sox Nation have to hold a day for every player who wears facial hair.
And what if Jason Giambi had grown a beard? They'd be planning the parade up Broadway for him as I write this.
BTW, in answer to the previous question I posed in this post about why they are gutting the second Yankee Stadium. (There were two, not one. Let's always remember that.) A very simple answer:
George needs luxury boxes.