In baseball, when things aren’t working for you at the plate, it’s a sign that you may need to make some adjustments.
Take Danny Jansen of the Toronto Blue Jays, for example. The catcher was not fairing the best at the dish, coming up with just two hits in his previous 14 plate appearances. So after the 24-year-old went hitless in his first three at-bats against the Detroit Tigers on Friday night, he decided to shave off his moustache before AB No. 4.
Guys, Danny Jansen shaved his mustache between at-bats.— Nick Ashbourne (@NickAshbourne) July 20, 2019
I honestly don't know what to say about that, but I know it's fantastic. pic.twitter.com/nqPHIQ8daR
The natural response to any hitting slump, of course.
But the result - aside from a much smoother upper lip - was positive. Jansen delivered a two-RBI single, proving that shaving facial hair during a game has a direct correlation to better plate appearances.
Danny Jansen knows he has the mid-inning shave to thank for his first hit of the night. pic.twitter.com/zgSeGw2Z7a— Nick Ashbourne (@NickAshbourne) July 20, 2019
You have to respect a guy who is willing to sacrifice his lip sweater for the betterment of his team.
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