The Boston Red Sox are one win away from taking home their third World Series title in nine years!
If you turn on your TV for Game 6 though, you won't need to look at the uniforms to know which team is the Sox. Just look for the guys with some SERIOUSLY scruffy faces!
These "playoff beards" have become the team's unifying feature on their quest for another title, with players like Dustin Pedroia, Mike Napoli and Jonny Gomes all sporting facial hair that hasn't been trimmed in weeks!
But as fans follow suit and keep their razors away in the medicine cabinet, one local business might suffer the consequences!
Well that's a wicked downah!
You would think Boston-based Gillette, whose sales are already down thanks to new whisker-friendly trends among guys, would be seeing an even bigger decline in purchases now that the Sox have made it cool to let your man face-fro go!
But company spokesperson Susan Oguche claims that Gilette is 100% behind this movement, especially during the World Series! She explained:
"There is a trend when it comes to the playoff beard. It’s something we have dealt with before. It’s for a particular purpose … it’s to support the team."
And in the past, once the champagne has been popped and the trophy has been hoisted, most players go clean shaven soon after! Gillette has even sponsored charity events where the bearded hometown heroes shaved it all off for a good cause!
We're sure if the Sox win it all again this week, we'll be seeing some smooth and smiling faces onboard those duck boats!
[Image via AP Images.]
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