Don’t bother the man! Can’t you see he’s trying to grow a beard over here?
Oakland A’s outfielder Josh Reddick is in the middle of an intensely hairy showdown of facial hair with WWE wrestler Daniel Bryan, and he’s not entertaining any advice urging him to slow down.
To everybody telling me to shave or those who will tell me to shave. NO— josh Reddick (@joshreddick16) April 3, 2013
Bryan issued the beard-off challenge March 13, and the event will last until year’s end, when fans will vote on who has the superior facial hair. Winner gets the glory, loser shaves and has to face his family a lesser, cleaner man.
Needless to say, Reddick accepted.
Both sides of the equation appear to be getting heat from fans and individuals unaware of the showdown taking place every day on their faces. Jokes and remarks have included “goatface” references on Bryan’s end of the competition.
I’m sick of all the goatface references. And BTW, goats are noble creatures, as seen here: twitter.com/WWEDanielBryan…— Daniel Bryan (@WWEDanielBryan) March 11, 2013
Reddick, on the other hand, is just trying to keep angry Oakland A’s fans and other would-be beard trimmers off his back.
For now, they need to stop the Bernie, Reddick needs to shave, and they need to focus on baseball.— C. Jackson Fox (@cjff13) April 4, 2013
So what’s a guy to do? It’s already hard enough to keep a thick mane of facial hair injury free without people clambering to saw it off your face.
Ankle is sore but doing fine. Should be good to go monday— josh Reddick (@joshreddick16) March 23, 2013
And for all who are wondering. No beard was injured in this incident.— josh Reddick (@joshreddick16) March 23, 2013
Keep on keeping on, Reddick. The team is 1-2, and the season is young. Take a note from Tom Hanks in Castaway.
Trust in your beard. You’ll deliver in the end.
The only losers in all of this are the people asking them to shave: Dr__Carson