David Ortiz, Shane Victorino, bullpen cop shave beards for charity

By Dayn Perry | Baseball Writer

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One of the identifying characteristics of the Red Sox's championship run in 2013 was the ubiquity of poorly conceived facial hair. Well, know that things just got a little more gentlemanly insofar as the Sox are concerned ...

You'll take note of the clean-shaven David Ortiz, Shane Victorino and Steve Horgan (Mr. Horgan is of course better known as "The Bullpen Cop") within that photograph. The shedding of whiskers took place at Gillette headquarters, and it was done to raise awareness of prostate and testicular cancer and men's mental health issues.

Finally, here's Mr. Victorino looking more relieved and unencumbered than anything else ...

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