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Joba Chamberlain’s mustache is a hairy testament to awesomeness (photos)

Joba Chamberlain

New York Yankees pitcher Joba Chamberlain has suffered through a couple of injury-plagued seasons with the Bronx Bombers. He was placed on the disabled list in June of 2011, ultimately opting to have Tommy John surgery. While attempting to come back from that injury in March, 2012, Chamberlain suffered a devastating ankle injury while jumping on a trampoline, of all things. That bizarre event left him unable to pitch until August.

This spring training, Chamberlain appears to be ready, willing and able to begin this season afresh, and he is doing so with an in-your-face sprouting of a truly epic mustache on his face. Look at that thing. Fantastic.

Deadspin compiled some photos of Chamberlain’s mustache progress. Have a look-see.

Here’s what it looked like in its infancy at photo day:

New York Yankees Photo Day

Looking good. And here is how it has evolved through spring training:

Joba Chamberlain

Mariano Rivera, Jaziel Rivera, Andy Pettitte

Wow, that last photo is as awkward an image as Joba giving Ichiro Suziki a champagne bath last season and as uncomfortable to look at as the post-surgery photo of Joba’s arm following the Tommy John procedure. Yikes.