As a Red Sox fan, I dutifully watched the coverage of Boston’s celebratory parade on Saturday morning, and while the players who were interviewed had a great deal to say about teamwork, camaraderie and spirit, a few were somewhat mum about the fate of their now-famous facial hair.
And now we know why.
The bodacious beards belonging to fan favorites David Ortiz and Shane Victorino met a blade this morning in a promotion at Gillette headquarters in Boston.
Also taking part in the shave-fest for the razor brand are city policeman Steve Horgan, who was stationed in the Red Sox Bullpen at Fenway Park; Horagan is now something of a team mascot in his own right thanks to a photo taken of him celebrating Ortiz’s grand slam in the AL championship series against Detroit.
From the official Boston PD feed, here’s officer Horgan waiting to lose his Sox-loving scruff alongside lucky fan Mike Grant.
— PKGM (@PKGM) November 4, 2013
Click through for Big Papi, who didn’t quite go all the way: