Cole Hamels threw his final game action of the spring this afternoon. His stuff looked sharp and honed, but his appearance was not quite Opening Day ready. Well, his facial appearance specifically.
According to Beard beat writer Ryan Lawrence, Cole was rocking a full beard for his start this afternoon, but his facial hair is not long for this world:
Cole Hamels on his now-full beard: "That thing is coming off. It’s hurting the appearance." #BeardTalk
— Ryan Lawrence (@ryanlawrence21) March 27, 2013
Hamels tossed just three innings today, scaling back to get ready for the season opener, and allowed just one hit and one walk to go along with three strikeouts.
Opening Day is coming.