Derek Holland’s mustache will soon be a thing of the past, at least for a little while.
Holland appeared on ESPN Radio 103.3 FM’s Rangers Magazine on Wednesday, where he said that, after much speculation, the most notorious ‘stache in the DFW sports scene would be nothing more than a bit of stubble in a sink in the next 24 hours.
“I’m going to do that tonight,” Holland said, via the Dallas Morning News. “It’s gone long enough. It’s had fun. I just want to bring the baby face back out. Nothing is going to change. It’s not going to affect my performance or anything along those lines. I just think it’s time that it slips off. It’s a little vacation. It’ll come back.”
Holland recently cut his hair (relatively) short after entering the season with flowing, mullet-type locks issuing from the back of his cap, meaning that the shaving of the mustache will complete a sort of midseason transformation. But whether a fan of the mullet-mustache combo or not, Rangers’ fans can be glad that Holland is feeling great from a physical standpoint.
“Everything feels good,” he said. “The big thing I like to talk about is I feel very consistent. To me, I feel every outing has been great except for one, and the one that stands out to me would be the Houston one because I didn’t go as long as I wanted. I had a great run support, and I let that slip away. That’s the big letdown. That’s the only time I would say I wasn’t consistent out of all my other starts.”