The Marlins have banned facial hair
It's the first time the organization has disallowed beards and mustaches in almost a decade.
The Marlins have a new manager, a new GM, new outfield dimensions and a smattering of new players. To go with it all, they now have a new policy insofar as facial hair is concerned.
As MLB.com's Joe Frisaro writes, the Marlins will, for the first since 2006, when Joe Girardi was in the dugout, disallow facial hair of any kind. That means no full beards, no trimmed beards, no goatees, no mustaches. None of it.
The Yankees of course have a facial hair policy against beards, and the Reds for many years had a full ban before relaxing it in the late 1990s. As for the Marlins, Frisaro has the timeline of how Miami's policies on this front have wavered over the years.
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