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Fans React to the Bearded Look of the Boys from Boston

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — Some are calling them the “Duck Dynasty” of Major League Baseball. The 2013 Boston Red Sox have popularized the back woods look with their big league beards.

With an improbable World Series run, they are in no hurry to break out the razors.

The bearded boys of summer from Boston are about to start a hair-raising World Series against the Cardinals.

It’s a look that isn’t new to die hard Sox fans.

“It reminds me of ’04…the idiots. [They did well.] They absolutely did well. They won the World Series,” says one Sox fan.

Nine years ago, it was a clean sweep and the Sox of 2013 are ready for another full follicled fall classic with a look that works for a lot of Sox fans.

“[What do you think about the facial hair...the beards?] I don’t know…it seems to keep the team together as a whole, so if it makes them happy, keep it going. It seems to be working for them, you know what I mean,” says Rick Blair of Chicopee.

Some don’t buy into the scraggly superstition

Daniel Heath of Chicopee notes, “I don’t think its the beards that are getting them where they are at. I really dont.”

“[You don't like it?] No! The Gillette company is right in Boston. What did you hire all those people for razor blades? [Use them.] I know it!” adds Ed Lemieux of Ludlow.

LInda Allen of Chicopee says, “They look scruffy. I like a clean shaved, nice looking man.”

It seems to be working for this lunch pail group of Red Sox scrappers, but trading chin fuzz for success isn’t as popular off the field

“[Have you ever grown a real long scraggly beard to impress the ladies or the fans?] When I went to Florida for all winter [How long was it? To your feet.] It was good, it matches my hair,” Lemieux explains.

You can watch the game tonight on FOX 6. Coverage begins at 7:30

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