All this talk of off-season workouts and new training regiments has me wondering about the less publicized aspect of spring training - new facial hair. For some reason, select baseball players come out of their winter hibernation with a renewed faith in their game play, and a forgotten art of shaving. Only at The Blue Jay Hunter, will you find such in-depth investigative journalism! Here is your “Spring Training Facial Hair Report” for your 2009 Toronto Blue Jays!
Jeremy Accardo is working on his Unabomber beard. So long as he doesn’t announce he’s retiring from baseball to pursue a rap career, I’m not worried.
Kevin Millar is letting himself go after feeling the facial hair restrictions in Baltimore. Somehow, I see this turning into a handlebar moustache or a fumanchu.
Shaun Marcum has his usual 5 o’clock shadow going on. Shaun looks sad, and even his beard looks sad. I guess that’s what Tommy John surgery will do to ya.
Jose Bautista is sporting a quasi-beard.
Roy Halladay has his “beard of strength”, which is the source of his power. This is why we very rarely see Halladay clean-shaven.
And of course, the most infamous stache on the squad belongs to Cito Gaston.