Watch professional sports long enough and you start to feel old.

Take a look at the birthdates of some of the players in Phillies camp this spring for example and you'll wonder how it's even possible.

As the legendary Wooderson from Dazed and Confused famously said, "I get older, they stay the same age."

The youngsters in Phillies camp may be fantastic baseball talents but one area where they come up rather short is in their facial hair game. Lots of development and growth needed there.

Our own John Clark is down in Clearwater and caught up with the likes of Spencer Howard, Alec Bohm, Damon Jones, Kyle Dohy and J.D. Hammer to discuss the best and worst mustaches in camp. You can watch that video above.

"Dohy's is probably top right now," Hammer said, but he was also accused of cheating by dyeing said 'stache darker.

Spencer Howard has the most work to do, according to his teammates.

"Spencer tries hard, he gives his effort, but he's not there yet," Bohm said.

Howard disagrees.

"I would probably pick myself," Howard said of the best 'stache in camp. "I don't know if you can see it, probably not, I haven't shaved it in about two and a half months, but I'm working on it."


You love to see that kind of confidence from young prospects.

Hopefully we'll see them all develop and make it to Citizens Bank Park this summer -- mustaches or not.