Mustache mania: The Cleveland Indians are starting a rally 'stache movement (Photos)
AUG 29, 2014 6:30p ET
The Cleveland Indians are starting a movement
A mustache movement.
Lonnie Chisenhall, the leader of the rally 'stache movement, proclaimed his plan to "raise awareness for mustache extinction" via Twitter on Thursday.
Shortly thereafter, photos of Chisenhall's teammates in support of the rally 'stache movement began to surface on Twitter -- and as you can imagine, some of them are pretty hilarious.
What do we think!! First time in 3 1/2 yrs the beard was razor shaved!! pic.twitter.com/IKh2h1iqqG— Mike Aviles (@Themikeaviles) August 29, 2014
Mike Aviles, T.J. House, Jason Kipnis, Cody Allen, Corey Kluber, Marc Rzepczynski, David Murphy, Bryan Shaw, Josh Tomlin and Carlos Carrasco are among the Indians players supporting mustaches. But not everyone is able to grow a mustache, so Chisenhall bought fake mustaches and passed them out to his baby-faced teammates before Friday night's game against the Royals in Kansas City.
Chisenhall has extended the challenge to all Tribe fans -- but leaves us all with some great words of wisdom:
Those are powerful words coming from a guy who once sported this disastrous mustache look:
Accorsing to Zack Meisel of Cleveland.com, when Indians manager Terry Francona was asked about the mustache craze, he said: "Cleanliness is not mandatory. As long as they play good baseball, I'm not worried about the facial hair."
Here's hoping the rally 'stache is as effective for the Indians in their postseason push as Boston's beard bonding was last season.