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Save the Stache: Keith’s Facial Hair Might Soon Be History

Hernandez announced that he might shave off his signature mustache.

When Keith Hernandez announced on SNY last week that he was seriously considering shaving off his famous facial hair, many responded unfavorably for something that’s been a signature for the Mets’ icon and an inspiration for this blog’s creation.

In the meantime, Chris Vaccaro,  a former colleague of mine at Patch, started a petition to “Save the Stache.”

“Keith Hernandez’s mustache is a cultural icon,” Vaccaro said. “It was there when the Mets won the World Series in 1986. It was there when you were a child and you were an adult. It’s turned heads, it’s kissed babies, it’s made you laugh and cry. It’s a part of you. It’s your mustache just as much as Keith’s.”

As of Wednesday at 5 p.m., 14 signatures (including yours truly) were on the petition. The goal is to accumulate 171,703 more. No word on how Vaccaro came up with that number.

“I don’t want to draw attention to it,” Hernandez told Richard Sandomir of The New York Times. “I’ll do it, and whoever’s watching the game will see it.”

“Let’s hope not,” Vaccaro said. “Sign the petition and SAVE THE STACHE!”

This piece was written and submitted by Michael Ganci. For more information on the New York Mets, check out the Daily Stache here. Also, follow the Daily Stache on Twitter by clicking this link.

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Tom Gillen September 07, 2012 at 07:52 PM
wow he would not be Keith Hernandez without the 'stache. #yourbeardisweird
Fugu Maki September 10, 2012 at 03:12 PM
Who cares?
John K Massaro September 12, 2012 at 01:25 PM
Ever hear of a joke? It's called "humor". Obviously something your alien leaders forgot to teach you before dropping you off on this rock. Google it. LoL...
John K Massaro September 12, 2012 at 01:26 PM
Hernandez should do something where if the Mets win a certain number of games in a row, the stache stays...
North Fork Bob September 12, 2012 at 01:27 PM
I love Keith Hernandez a man's man.Happy he lives out here.It's terrific that I got to watch him play.

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