San Francisco Giants reliever Sergio Romo went to the barber shop yesterday and cut back the salad coiffure and facial hair explosion that he was sporting into an elegant faux hawk and restrained mustache/chin strap/goatee triumvirate of bristle.

Romo, sometimes overshadowed by a bigger personality in the Giants bullpen, has been one of the best relievers in baseball for the last five years. In fact, only three relievers have a better FIP over that time, and none of them have thrown for as many innings or made as many appearances as Romo. Over that same time span, only Koji Uehara and Mariano Rivera have a better strike out to walk ratio.

Romo’s affability rating is also a league high 9.8. He’s pretty awesome.

Image courtesy of Sergio Romo’s Twitter feed.