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Might St. John’s pitcher Bobby Boyd have a similar effect on the world with his eye black mustache? Too soon to say. But he helped the Cadets win their first WCAC baseball title in six years, and he looked pretty damn...something...while doing it.

Just to make sure I wasn’t seeing things, I called St. John’s Coach Mark Gibbs to ask whether Boyd wore an eye black mustache during the decisive game.

“Uh, yeah,” Gibbs told me. “Yeah, he did. He did.”

“Let the kids do something different,” Gibbs said. “I thought it wa s pretty funny, anyhow.”

Agreed. Oh, and as DeMatha’s Luke Higgins demonstrated, the Harper look isn’t dead yet, either.