If I had a personal secretary I’d tell her to mark the date – May 12, 2009- as the day the D-Backs season was saved. For this was the day the Diamondbacks promoted lefty pitcher Clay Zavada to the big leagues. Now I know very little about Zavada as a player, but a quick google search indicates that he’s apparently some sort of inspirational story because he never played above Low-A Ball until this year. Yet this is inconsequential to the facts at hand, my sweet SoD faithful. Zavada’s true strength is purely mustache related. As you can see by the picture on the left, Zavada has a mustache that I believe would be scientifically described as “wicked sweet.”
Zavada made his major league debut Thursday night against the Marlins, pitching 1 scoreless inning, striking out two, and picking up the win. Besides the obvious question of why A.J. Hinch held this from me for 9 days, what does this all mean? Well the title to this article says it all – in the tradition of other great heroes with mustaches, Zavada is here to fix the D-Backs. Need more evidence that mustache = hero? Well prepare to be convinced:
See that? Magnum, Lando, AND Super Mario. Have their been greater heroes in the history of time? I say no. So save us Clay Zavada – and don’t get down on yourself when Toad tells you we’re in another castle.