Is the baseball beard to be feared or just plain weird?
Who has the fiercest beard in baseball?
The Boston Red Sox - heading into the World Series for the third time in the 2000's - would have you believe that they have the best collection of whiskers.
It also makes me think of a bygone baseball era when the Benton Harbor, Mich.- based House of David barnstormed with long hair and long facial growth.
Beards can't pitch, hit or catch. But they sure are fun to talk about.
Game 1 of the World Series is tonight (Oct. 23).
Count how many beard references FOX brings us. My guess is at least a dozen.