By Rich Tarantino
The New York Yankees have jumped on the bandwagon and will distribute over 20,000 fake mustaches before tonight’s showdown against the first place Tampa Bay Rays. The campaign is in support of Jason Giambi trying to earn a spot on the 2008 All-Star Roster in MLB’s Final Vote Contest. So regardless if Giambi and his bert win, the real question is whether or note Giambi is in fact wearing a fake mustache himself or if he is simply borrowing a mustache from a past Yankee legend.
During the 1980’s Steve “Bye Bye” Balboni was nicknamed for his home run hitting but was also known for his below average fielding and above average bristles (Sounds very familiar doesn’t it). Could it be Dale Berra’s stache that is causing this Bronx voting frenzy. Dale is the son of former Yankee great Yogi Berra who has definitly done his share of lingering during the final year of the old Yankee Stadium. One has to wonder if the Giambi ‘stache is really the Alvaro Espinoza ‘stache. Giambi entered Tuesday’s game batting .256 on the season. In Espinoza’s 15 season career he averaged .254. Regardless of whose Major League Mustache Giambi is wearing I will put my despise of the Yankees aside in hopes that the All-Star ‘Stache makes the team (Sorry Mr. Longoria).