Saturday, October 4
Bad News Beards
"Baseball. Hot dogs. Apple pie. Facial hair? Lots and lots of facial hair. Epic hair. We’re talking Grizzly Adams meets Nordic god-type hair. A tradition that is believed to have started in professional hockey as a show of team unity — or laziness, depending on who you ask — playoff beards have been trending in baseball. Those Boys of Summer oft look like the Mountain Men of Fall by the time the Series rolls around. Of course, not all ballplayers are suspected of using performance-enhancing shampoos or waxes to cultivate their burly growths. ... How do we know all this, you ask? The Washington Post combed through more than 1,000 photos between Sept. 20 to 28. Yes, by the time we were done with the analysis we had the facial hair to show for it."