Josh Reddick Will Not Shave His Beard for Man nor Beast, so Everyone Shut Up

Dan CarsonTrending Lead WriterApril 4, 2013

PHOENIX, AZ - FEBRUARY 18:  Josh Reddick #16 of the Oakland Athletics poses for a portrait during the spring training photo day at Phoenix Municipal Stadium on February 18, 2013 in Phoenix, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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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. 

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. 

Reddick, on the other hand, is just trying to keep angry Oakland A’s fans and other would-be beard trimmers off his back.  

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. 

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