News flash: A team that won a world championship realized a large uptick in fan interest and feel-good euphoria;
News flash: That fan interest gradually became smugness and entitlement;
News flash: That team, which was rather flawed to begin with but caught lighting in a bottle for a couple of months, is not doing as well the next season, in large part because of injuries and age;
News flash: All of these things have led to a general gloomy vibe among those new/euphoric/smug fans.
This time the story is about the Giants. But it can pretty much describe every team in the history of forever.
(thanks to Yankeesfanlen for the link)
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.