Corey Kluber is making a change, and if you believe in magical sports voodoo, maybe this will be the thing to get back on track just in time for the playoffs.
The Klubeard is gone.
According to MLB.com’s Jordan Bastian, Kluber hadn’t shaved since Christmas and had a bet with his wife that he could keep it all season long:
Corey Kluber’s beard is no more. He hadn’t shaved since around Christmas. At start of season, he made a bet with his wife, who didn’t think he could go the full season without shaving. She finally caved and asked him to hack the beard off. pic.twitter.com/Olh8wNOaHU— Jordan Bastian (@MLBastian) August 28, 2018
Based on Kluber’s Instagram post (“I couldn’t shave fast enough”), it sounds like he wasn’t too fond it either, unless I’m reading something wrong somewhere. Either way, this a beautiful and very important day for anyone who enjoys heavy stubble Kluber over Christmas Kluber. There’s just no comparison, really.
Now, I don’t want to say I called it, but I kind of called it.
The upside is maybe Kluber will think his beard is bad luck and he'll shave it so we can get back to the best Kluber: Heavy Stubble Kluber. pic.twitter.com/1sXA1pKGe4— Let's Go Tribe (@LetsGoTribe) August 26, 2018
You’re welcome, America.