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Ian Desmond Shaved in the Middle of the Nationals Loss to the Phillies Last Night

Jul 10, 2013, 10:51 AM EDT


source:  Maybe the old Cole Hamels is back? The Cole Hamels that breaks faces. Or at least alters them in strange ways in the middle of games.

Washington Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond must have come close to having his face broken by Hamels when he grounded into a double play early in the game on Monday night and decided the chin hair he was rocking just wasn’t the right look for him.

As you can see in the below video, Desmond came back out later in the game with a clean chin. No chin dirt anywhere to be found. The quick change did not lead to any big turnaround for the Nats, however, as Cole Hamels worked his way out of a huge jam in the eighth to help the Phillies to victory.

  1. Hiccup - Jul 10, 2013 at 11:13 AM

    MLB is readying to hand down suspensions related to the Biogenis scandal. In what way this levels the playing field for a mediocre Phillies team remains to be seen but if we do make it to the play offs it certainly can’t hurt unless of course some of our favorite Phillies are named.

    • - Jul 10, 2013 at 11:33 AM

      While I believe that to be a point worth making and something certainly warranting a post of its own, this is a post about facial hair… let’s stay on topic, mmkay?

      Slightly back on topic: I unfortunately live in the DC area, so I had the pleasure of watching a feature on (I believe) this same guy cutting his mullet between games followed by a full half-inning of commentary.

    • Hiccup - Jul 10, 2013 at 12:58 PM

      Yes it was off topic; I’ll slither back into my hole now…

  2. bill - Jul 10, 2013 at 11:35 AM

    Yes, hiccup… that post is very much related to Desmond’s beard. Perhaps it was juicing?

  3. r0tcod - Jul 10, 2013 at 11:45 AM

    Too funny.
    Enrico, Do you know whatever happened to Scott Graham? Not where he is now, but why he got fired. I could never find anything. I always liked the dynamic between him and L A. I’m guessing it was ‘whatshisname’ with the hairy turtle on his head’s doing.

    • Enrico Campitelli Jr. - Jul 10, 2013 at 11:48 AM

      I have no idea. I always thought it was a contract expiring and the sides deciding to go in different directions.

  4. Tony Tiger - Jul 10, 2013 at 4:30 PM

    • r0tcod - Jul 10, 2013 at 7:14 PM

      Thanks for that, but it still doesn’t answer “why?”. I wonder who it was that didn’t want him back. Most public personalities don’t air dirty laundry publicly. I was just hoping someone at The Level might have heard something at some point. No worries.


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