The Red Sox shave their beards in spring training
As wonderful as last season was for the Red Sox—and it probably had the highest fun-to-melodrama ratio of any team I can recall—it’s also true that no two teams and seasons are alike, and players like to forge new identities and bonds each spring. This group will still be unified, but they’ll find a less hirstute way of doing it. Well, except for Mike Napoli. His beard is at the point where it’s stronger than a Brillo pad and resistant to all attempts at shaving, plucking and detaching.