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A.J. Pierzynski Had Himself An Epic Mustache Growing Fail

Good gracious, man: that is one awful mustache. The saddest part? He’s been growing that bad boy for 23 freaking days and that’s all his testosterone-challenged hormones could conjure up. For shame, A.J. For shame.

Alas, his facial hair experiment was for a good cause. As many of you are aware of, November is the month of Movember, where men (hopefully not women) grow facial hair to raise money to promote men’s health.

Via Movember’s official site:

The Movember Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that runs the global men’s health initiative, Movember.

Each year, Movember, the month formerly known as November, is responsible for the sprouting of thousands of Mo’s (Australian slang for moustache, where the movement began) on men’s faces around the world, raising vital awareness and funds for men’s health, specifically for cancer affecting men.

Men who grow moustaches for the month of Movember, called Mo Bros, become walking, talking billboards for the cause, raising awareness by prompting private and public conversation around the often ignored issue of men’s health.

Here you can find the “Before” photo, which is barely indistinguishable from the “After” photo you see above. Sheesh.

All kidding aside, I have to applaud Pierzynski for his bravery. It takes a confident man to upload a photo of himself with what appears to be a  diseased caterpillar setting up shop on his upper lip. Given that Pierzynski has raised over $7,000 for his “efforts” with a few days of fundraising time remaining, and for that he should be commended.

But jumping Jesus on a pogo stick, that wispy thing is downright ghastly. It makes the mustached atrocity that is Sidney Crosby appear Tom Selleckian by comparison.

[H/T Hardball Talk]