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Brian Wilson's beard has mystique all its own

Updated: October 18, 2010, 12:38 PM ET
By Gideon Rubin

SAN FRANCISCO -- Sabermetricians have developed formulas that will probably show that San Francisco Giants closer Brian Wilson is pretty good.

But seriously, why mess with a VORP, a DIPS or an FBV when you all you've really gotta do is "Fear the Beard?"

These days, Wilson's fan-friendly rallying cry seems to working just fine.

"Fear the Beard" is an outgrowth of the black-dyed lumberjack-style full beard Wilson started sporting over the summer. And with the ...

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