The World Series' Top 10 Beards

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The 2013 World Series is upon us. It's time to celebrate all things baseball, beer, bases — and beards! Yup, baseball has descended into full-fledged Octobeard (?). In the battle between the Boston Red Sox versus the St. Louis Cardinals, fans can see their favorite players’ beards in action.

The Red Sox took the first game last night, but who won the battle of the beards? The Red Sox look more like scraggly messes than usual, and the Cards have their fair share of luscious locks as well. According to the Boston Herald, it all started when Red Sox left-fielder Jonny Gomes showed up for spring training sporting some serious facial hair. The rest of the crew joined in, and the beards became a way for them to bond. The players have even gone so far as to name some of their beards, including Jarrod Saltalamacchia’s “The Saltine,” Canadian Ryan Dempster’s “The Canuck,” and Mike Napoli’s “The Siesta.” But what’s the reason Cardinals pitcher Jason Motte gives for his full beard? “I’m lazy. I don't feel like shaving,” he says.

So will beards bring either team the luck they desire? We'll see. But no matter where your loyalties are (ahem, go Cards!), everyone can agree that beards are pretty awesome. Click on for the best.

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