Alex Bregman shaved his mustache between at-bats because personal grooming is very important
Something was on Alex Bregman's mind on Sunday. The Astros third baseman just couldn't shake the thought. It was with him while he popped out in the first inning of Houston's 11-3 win over the Royals, and it followed him when he walked in the team's eight-run second inning.
He had to shave. The scruff on his face just wasn't cutting it anymore, so he cut it off ... between at-bats. By the time he came up again in the fourth, he had a new, even more youthful look than before:
That's some quick action by Bregman.
After the game, Bregman's teammate Gerrit Cole had some thoughts, as passed along by MLB.com's Brian McTaggart:
"After the game? During? I had no idea. I don't pay attention to Alex's shaving habits in the middle of the game. I did like the mustache, I thought it played. It was Jeff Kent-esque. It was on top of his lip when he stabbed that soft liner in the first inning, which got us out of a jam. Personally, I'm a fan of the 'stache, but I guess it's been sent down. It's been DFA'd. We'll wait until it comes back."