Today offers us the chance to examine an interesting debate regarding the proper way to groom one's face. The Red Sox have used their beardly powers to go up 3-2 on the Tigers, best exemplified by noted bearded person Mike Napoli hitting a home run in Game 5 that appeared to travel (roughly) a million billion feet. That might not sit well with one of our chat guests today, Dr. Aaron Perlut of the American Mustache Institute. He has long been on record touting the superiority of mustaches over all other forms of male facial hair. We're neutral, although we'd like to see Napoli face off against, say, 2011 Robert Goulet Memorial Mustached American of the Year John Axford. Napoli is 0-for-1 with a strikeout against Axford, but, you know, small sample size and all that.
The Red Sox have a positive history with beards and the playoffs -- Johnny Damon, David Ortiz and now Mike Napoli.
That being said, the number of successful baseball players who have donned a lip sweater is extensive. Here we have Dr. Aaron Perlut doing his best Rollie Fingers impression.