At the start of spring training this year the Boston Red Sox decided--as a team--to grow beards as a bonding experience. What started as a five o'clock shadow became a stubble and then as the season wore on a team effort to out-beard the boys of "Duck Dynasty". Fashion experts say the beards, though somewhat alike, all make different statements.

Some of the beards are longer than others, some are neater but all, according to The Week,  have something to say. Referring to the picture above, from left to right,check out Mike Napoli, Jonny Gomes and Dustin Pedroia.

Mike Napoli
Beard Style: The Duck Dynasty
Description: Untamed, free-flowing. Functions as both a duck blind and natural duck habitat.
Jonny Gomes
Beard Style: Dueling Muttonchops
Description: Each follicle is an accomplished banjo player. Occasionally sneaks away to drink whiskey by moonlight on a pond somewhere deep in Appalachia.
Dustin Pedroia
Beard Style: The Ulysses S. Grant
Description: Stately, timeless, presidential. Antonym: Dustin Pedroia.

(The Week)

The teams fans have even started showing up with fake beards and as you can see in this video the boys from "Duck Dynasty" may have a case for follicular plagerism against the Sox.

The Red Sox open up the American League Championship Series tonight at home against the Detroit Tigers.

Boston's David Ortiz Taken Down By Toddler

David Ortiz of the Boston Red Sox is one of the most feared sluggers in baseball but he was cut down to size by a toddler-his own nephew no less-before Tuesday nights game with Tampa Bay. Watch the painful line drive to his, uh, strike zone.