"Coming from a team with one of the most ruggedly handsome mascots, this is a sad and unexpected move from the bald-faced front office in Southern Ohio. Frankly, we at the AMI are very disappointed in the discriminatory actions coming from the Reds front office. The mere thought that one could 'tame' the facial hair of world-class athletes is laughable, at best. From a strategic standpoint, this policy should not sit well with the Cincinnati fan base."
We all know the Red Sox's scraggly solution to success was a winner last season. But, contrary to popular belief bred in Boston, the number of different beard styles a team has does not have a correlation to wins. The Reds will be just fine.