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November 1, 2012

Umpire Fails to Win Coveted Mustache Award

This past weekend, Major League umpire Jim Joyce came close to erasing the 2010 Armando Galarraga near-perfect game incident from the public's collective consciousness.

Instead, Pittsburgh-native Adam Paul Causgrove brought home the American Mustache Institute's 2012 Robert Goulet Memorial Mustached American of the Year with close to two-thirds of the record 1.3 million votes.

But, back to Joyce and his glorious walrus-like mustache.

The longtime big league ump was hoping to become the third mustached American with baseball ties to take home the coveted award. In 2009, former Arizona Diamondbacks reliever Clay Zavada won the award. Last year, Milwaukee Brewers closer John Axford won the Goulet.

Other finalists this year included retired Los Angeles County Sherriff’s Dept. officer and minister Tony Miano (10 percent), U.S. Senate Sergeant at Arms Terry Gainer (5 percent), Nick Offerman from NBC's "Parks and Recreation", St. Louis Rams Head Coach Jeff Fisher and Indiana gubernatorial candidate John Gregg.

Better luck next year, blue.


Justin said...

This is right in time for "Movember" the month of Mustaches. This one is pretty good, but blowing Galarraga's perfect game was just too much to overcome. cheap sports tickets. Congrats to the winner, he probably didn't ruin any perfect games!

Adam Caus said...

The correlation between mustached Americanism and baseball, our nation's great past time, run deep. Thought I am not a MLB umpire, I am not far behind; I have been a little umpire for 2 years and have officiated the Pittsburgh Sport League slow-pitch co-ed rec league softball league for the past 4 years. Also< i have had season tickets to the Pittsburgh Pirates for 7 years... because I subconsciously hate myself I think.
Tip of the hat to Mr Joyce.