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Sox believe in power of the mustache

September, 4, 2012
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CHICAGO -- Amid a pressure-filled pennant race and after five months of baseball, Chicago White Sox third baseman Kevin Youkilis felt his teammates needed to find a way to relax a bit.

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Brian Kersey/Getty ImagesKevin Youkilis is the ringleader of the White Sox's mustache movement.
His suggestion? Mustaches.

Beginning on Monday and with an end date undetermined, a majority of the White Sox have followed Youkilis’ example and turned the clubhouse into your ordinary state police department with dozens of mustaches on display.

“I came up with it about a month ago, but no one got to it,” Youkilis said. “Finally I just did it, and the guys jumped onboard. “

White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko likes the idea to change things up a bit as they try to hold off the Detroit Tigers for the American League Central title.

“Guys are having fun with it right now,” Konerko said. “This time of year you kind of have to have some goofiness to get through it. It becomes a grind. We've been going at this for 6 1/2 months now from spring training. It gave everybody some life (in Monday’s win.) We're 1-0, so we'll ride it out and see what happens.”

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