We tried to keep Keith Hernandez from shaving his mustache. We issued a petition through Change.org and we took to the social media universe to have our voices heard, but it wasn’t enough.
On Thursday, before hundreds outside Citi Field, Hernandez said goodbye to his stache. Hernandez and Schick Hydro partnered to donate $10,000 to the Jacquellyn Hernandez Adult Day Health Center, which is named in his mother’s honor.
“I want to thank all my fans who supported my mustache over the years,” Hernandez told MLB.com, “but it’s time for it to take a backseat and give my upper lip some time to shine.”
We caught the action at Citi Field and captured every moment of the historic event:
This is Keith Hernandez before he goes under the razor.
Hernandez talking with his barber before the shave.
Posing with reps from his mother’s center and Schick.
The “am-I-really-doing-this” face.
Hot towel, anyone?
Lathered up with shaving cream. The razor is about to touch skin.
The barber trimmed the edges before getting rid of the stache.
Seconds before the new-look Keith was unveiled.
Keith was all smiles …
… as he waves goodbye to his stache, for now.