Last season, Danny Espinosa’s fu manchu mustache graced the jumbotron at Nationals Park and the jumbotrons of stadiums far, far away. This season, his lumberjack beard did the same for four wonderful games. The ridiculous amount of facial hair he boasted was the stuff of fairytales. If, of course, your fairytale includes hyperactive hair follicles.
This debacle, though, gave Espinosa a Beast to his Belle — a Sid to his Buzz Lightyear, a Jeff Kent to his Barry Bonds. Espi’s legendary beard was reported missing from his scoreboard picture during Monday’s game. After much prodding and outrage by fans, it was GM Mike Rizzo who revealed himself as the culprit.