As I was watching the Mariners face off against the A’s last night, I was struck by just how popular beards are becoming in baseball. I’m not talking about the chin-strap thing that David Ortiz used to wear, and I’m definitely not talking about the Monopoly-man-style mustache that Rollie Fingers wears (though it is impressive). No, I’m talking about the overly masculine, exceptionally scraggly, and exceedingly scruffy style of beard that only a lumberjack or baseball player could get away with.
If there’s anything we take seriously here in the Northwest, it’s beer and beards. Here’s how the Mariners stack up in the world of Baseball Beards.