Big Papi was bearded in Boston before beards were cool. His beard sports a refined and very purposeful design, as opposed the Mountain Man-look sprouted by many of his teammates. Ortiz’s beard was even used in this Men’s Health “Style Gal” entry from 2010 entitled “How To Grow and Maintain a Beard.” The story cites Ortiz, along with CNN anchor Wolf Blizter, as an example on how to keep things clean and trim: “For a neater look (i.e. hard lines: think David Ortiz of the Boston Red Sox or Wolf Blitzer), trimmers would be needed to get a straighter line on the cheeks and the neck.”
Take that, Jonny Gomes.