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September 28, 2013

Hot Sox bring beards back into style

The Eagle-Tribune

---- — ZZ Top, Santa Claus, Duck Dynasty and Abe Lincoln.

These are some of the beard styles we’ve already received as we begin our “A Beard for Boston” Red Sox playoff beard contest.

Who knew grandmothers and kindergartners could grow such wild beards?

The Red Sox have been sporting their good-luck beards as they’ve marched through a record-setting record season.

After last year’s disastrous 69-93 season, this was supposed to be a rebuilding year. So the reason for the stunning turnaround - the Sox won the American League East title - must have been the lucky beards.

With a bit of David Ortiz power, Dustin Pedroia grit, Jacoby Ellsbury speed and Koji Uehara relief magic added for good measure.

Judging by the early returns, we have no shortage of passionate Red Sox fans with senses of humor.

And props!

The Eagle-Tribune will continue to run your beard pictures throughout the playoffs and the Duck Boat parade.

We may be getting a bit ahead of ourselves, but with the good luck provided by The Eagle-Tribune’s beard-wearing fans, a world championship seems inevitable.



HAIRY SEASON Do you have a beard -- real or fake -- that ought to be featured in The Eagle-Tribune to show support for The Red Sox? E-mail a hi-res jpg, along with your name, residence and caption information, to Special Projects Director trauh@eagletribune.com. For more on the fans pictured above, see story, page 2.