Those beards the Red Sox wore to World Series glory this year? They may have had the last laugh, but the trend actually started with a Boston ex-pat, Josh Reddick, whose whiskers have been highlighting Major League Baseball for some time.
Reddick’s beard received enough attention coming into this year that he became the target of a “beard-off” challenge with WWE star Daniel Bryan. The two agreed to grow their facial hair, with fans voting whose beard was superior.
Reddick ran into some snags once baseball season started. Fans didn’t necessarily love the look, and all the scruff eventually compelled him to trim some off. Sure enough, Bryan was declared the winner. The two met up recently for Bryan to take clippers to Reddick’s chin.
Bryan seems to be a pretty interesting guy — he may have won the beard-off, but the mellow Reddick may have better chances of long-term mental stability.
Check out the moment in the video below.
Alex Rodriguez, foiled again.
"I thought I was going to have all the baseball headlines today." http://t.co/1wAEXu3eNK—
Jesse Spector (@jessespector) November 21, 2013
One reason why Prince Fielder has now become Ranger Danger.
Some folks in DET organization were said to be VERY down on Prince Fielder following his performance/comments in the postseason.—
Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) November 21, 2013