Hey all — apologies, but Your Monday Afternoon Power Rankings are going to be Your Tuesday Morning Power Rankings this week. The primary reason: I’ve been reading and trying to get my mind around the Rangers’ bankruptcy filings, and it has taken longer than I figured to do that. If I were to now try and do the Power Rankings post it would be a half-assed, and you people deserve my whole ass. You can expect to see it tomorrow morning.
Astros third baseman Alex Bregman apparently wasn’t happy with his mustache on Sunday afternoon as he shaved it off in between innings during his team’s contest against the Royals. Bregman walked and later scored in the Astros’ eight-run second inning, but when he took his next plate appearance in the fourth inning, he was clean-shaven.
Bregman made a throwing error in the seventh and finished 0-for-4 with the walk on the afternoon. The Astros won 11-3.
Bregman isn’t the only player to make headlines for his facial hair recently. Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper recently shaved his signature beard. The Yankees approve of what both players have done.