Network News

X My Profile
View More Activity
On Twitter: AdamKilgoreWP and PostSports  |  Facebook  |  E-mail alerts: Sports and Redskins  |  RSS

What Hanrahan Needs is a Good 'Stache


Speaking of Joel Hanrahan ... please take a look at Dave Sheinin's list, which this week deals with closers' facial hair.

By Tracee Hamilton  |  April 22, 2009; 10:08 AM ET
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz   Previous: It Ended The Right Way... With The Wrong Pitch
Next: Laughing About Good Luck


Agreed. But geez, doesn't the Post have any Photoshop wizards who could mock up pictures of Hanrahan with the various facial hair options? Or at least draw on Homer Simpson-like beards? A basement blogger would have done that, for sure. Is the Post really ready to remove itself from the newsprint era?

Posted by: nunof1 | April 22, 2009 11:21 AM | Report abuse

because half the fun is finding and posting them yourself

Posted by: RicketyCricket | April 22, 2009 11:27 AM | Report abuse

Double posting. See also Eck:

Posted by: natsfan1a1 | April 22, 2009 11:34 AM | Report abuse

Joel GasolineCan doesn't need a 'stauche. He either needs to develop some major league control AND stuff, or, he needs to investigate a career in Retail Management.

Posted by: kingrob76 | April 22, 2009 11:49 AM | Report abuse

Yeah, but that's not putting those mustaches ON Hanrahan, which is what I'm talking about. Anyone can dig up links to JPGs, hell even Sheinin managed to do that.

Posted by: nunof1 | April 22, 2009 11:51 AM | Report abuse

I don't have Photoshop skills (or software for that matter). Who will be the first to step up to the photoshopping plate?

Posted by: natsfan1a1 | April 22, 2009 11:54 AM | Report abuse

Fischy - back from before, I'm not ignoring that Hanrahan agreed on slider, I'm arguing that he (or whoever is throwing) has got a vote that counts slightly more than Flores & St. combined, so if he changes his mind, that's ok.

As I said, what's not ok is not letting Flores know, especially since you can look fastball and adjust slider, but it's harder to go the other way. Nobody's arguing just heaving something is a good idea.

More fundamentally than that I'm arguing, given Hanrahan's stuff, which has always been good (if a little wild), it's more important that he feel confident and committed to whatever pitch he's decided to throw as opposed to which actual pitch he's decided on. After all, this is a guy who's K/BB rate doubled when he became a reliever last year. He's got the stuff to make this happen, if he can get out of his own way. He just needs to not freak out because he's the "closer" (OMFG the closer - aaaah the pressure!) as opposed to "Random 7th inning Joel."

And, by the way, he would ROCK that Hrabosky Manchu.

And yes, I guess I am Joel Hanrahan's Mom - thanks for asking.

Posted by: Highway295Revisited | April 22, 2009 12:51 PM | Report abuse

Speaking of relievers and facial hair, I think that I need to get one of these bobbles. Get well, Joe Beimel.

Posted by: natsfan1a1 | April 22, 2009 12:55 PM | Report abuse

Also, Troy in WV may need to seek professional help. :-D

Posted by: natsfan1a1 | April 22, 2009 12:56 PM | Report abuse

295, you may be Joel's mom at some level, but to my mind you're taking the right approach, which is hoping that he can master his stuff and become a solid closer, as opposed to screaming that he belongs in AAA.

Posted by: BobLHead | April 22, 2009 1:03 PM | Report abuse

Heck, some enterprising photoshopper could always invert his goatee and paste it in as a 'stache.

Posted by: natsfan1a1 | April 22, 2009 3:15 PM | Report abuse

The comments to this entry are closed.

RSS Feed
Subscribe to The Post

© 2010 The Washington Post Company