As some of you may or may not know, the Red Sox players have been growing beards. It’s become such a thing that each beard has a name and even Sports Illustrated did a story on it.
It’s fine and all and this isn’t the first time the Red Sox have grown hair as a team. Their “idiots” identity from the 2004 team was well-documented too.
However, all this attention on the Red Sox has left a couple Oakland Athletics players wondering about another East Coast bias situation.
Outfielder Josh Reddick and reliever Sean Doolittle both have been growing beards before this Red Sox phenomenon took place, yet they are left wondering how come there isn’t a story on them. In fact, Reddick is in a national “beard off” with wrestler Daniel Bryan.
It’s all fun and games and maybe it’s a little ribbing from Reddick to his former team. But it does show that maybe the A’s and their location on the West Coast could be the reason why their story isn’t talked about. Or maybe it’s just that the Red Sox do it better.
Either way, as both these teams prepare for their playoff games, it’s another thing for the rest of the country to take notice on the players’ chins.