But in a move that shocked hair follicles everywhere, the Rangers left-hander announced he will be shaving his upper lip Wednesday morning.
So why the sudden makeover? Holland clarified that it was not at the request of his fiance:
For the record @LaHix86is not making me cut the mustache nor did she make me cut the mullet. So please stop asking if she did.— Derek Holland (@Dutch_Oven45) May 30, 2012
He also provided a bit more explanation to ESPN Dallas:
"I think it's gone long enough," he said. "It's had fun. I just want to get back and bring the baby face back out. Nothing's going to change. It's not going to affect my performance. I think it's time it slips off for a little bit, give it a little bit of a vacation. It will come back."