Chicago White Sox infielder Tyler Saladino has become known for his glove on the South Side, but he got rid of something equally as distinctive on Friday.
Yes White Sox fans, Saladino’s mustache is no more, according to reporters at Guaranteed Rate Field. The Sox confirmed the news on their Twitter feed on Friday afternoon:
— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) September 1, 2017
Unsurprisingly, the internet handled it about as well as it handles most things:
R.I.P. Tyler Saladino’s mustache.
— Jason Benetti (@jasonbenetti) September 1, 2017
Breaking White Sox news: Tyler Saladino has shaved off his mustache.
I’m in favor of all mustaches being shaved.
— Chris Kuc (@ChrisKuc) September 1, 2017
RIP to Tyler Saladino’s stache pic.twitter.com/DBH2rmI1Dp
— Sox On 35th (@SoxOn35th) September 1, 2017
Saladino will be hoping that the demise of his mustache will coincide with a resurrection of his game. He is batting just .197 this year with no home runs and nine RBI in 237 plate appearances.
Published at 6:18 PM CDT on Sep 1, 2017