The Boston Ben Cheringtons

The Red Sox's GM rebuilt the team in his image -- except for the beards

Updated: October 12, 2013, 9:58 PM ET
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

BOSTON -- Ben Cherington, the frequently overlooked general manager of the Boston Red Sox, has no interest in growing a beard. He's leaving that to the players. The decision is less about maintaining an air of decorum and giving players their space than avoiding the unsightly aesthetic consequences.

Based on his personal facial hair scouting report, Cherington is to beards what Texas Rangers pitcher Derek Holland is to mustaches.

"Don't do something you're not capable of doing," ...

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