A beard and longish hair…who would dare?!?
In the years that have followed, numerous players (such as Brian Wilson or Manny Ramirez) have allowed their personal grooming habits do the talking for them.
Suffice it to say…facial hair among Major Leaguers is back in a big way.
One guy who has embraced the lifestyle of the Mustached American is Milwaukee Brewers closer John Axford. And thankfully…it appears as though the world has embraced his mustached lifestyle right back.
So much so, that, recently, the Brewers had an Axford bobblehead night…complete with his now-trademark lip sweater.
Also, a quick Facebook search reveals a number of pages dedicated to the Canadian’s womb broom.
But my favorite piece of mustache mystique comes from Lou Olsen…proprietor of the site Reviewing the Brew. Olsen has put together a massive list of “John Axford Mustache Facts”.
And they are fantastic.
Here’s a sample of some of the most recent discoveries:
John Axford’s Mustache always buys one and gets one free…always
John Axford’s Mustache gets stuck to food, not the other way around
John Axford’s Mustache is an avid karaoke singer
John Axford’s Mustache is a Navy SEAL on the weekends and his whereabouts on Sunday are still unknown.
You can check out the rest of the facts surrounding the legend of Axford’s ‘stache HERE.