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R.I.P Werth's Beard -- Again

Amidst personal, team slump Werth shaves it off

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    R.I.P Werth's Beard -- Again
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    Jayson Werth in the waning moments of his beard.

    Beard Watch 2010 is over.

    Phillies All-Star outfielder Jayson Werth has shaved his magnificent facial hair, for the second time this spring.

    Phillies writer Todd Zolecki Tweeted: “Jayson Werth has shaved his beard. He's got the old look going again.”

    It looks like the folks worshipping Werth’s beard will have to pack away the ZZ-Top look and beard shirts for another day.

    Werth’s motivation for shaving it off could be due to his recent struggles at the plate.

    Werth went 0-fer Wednesday night as the Phillies dropped another game. After the game Manager Charlie Manuel held a team meeting to get the Phightins back on track. The talk could have helped inspire Werth to do something else as well -- trim back his beard.

    Werth emerged from the locker room without his beard, according to Zolecki.

    This isn't the first time Werth cut off his beard amidst a slump. He did the same thing during spring training.

    The right fielder’s slump has mirrored the Phillies inability to score runs recently as Werth has gone 2-for-14 with only one extra base hit and one run during the well-publicized Phillies’ scoring drought, which includes three shutouts (two straight versus the rival Mets). They have only scored three runs in their last 38 innings at the plate -- at least Werth scored one of those runs.

    Guess Werth wasn't actually growing a Flyers playoff beard.

    Manuel brushed off the beard holding much power as he confirmed Jayson' shaving it off.

    "Manuel with media --- Q: 'Werth shaved his beard. Think that'll help?' A: 'Whatever. Samson had long hair,'" Delco Times' Chris Vito Tweeted.

    But, don't worry about Werth being totally clean cut. He left his trademark soul patch/goatee in place.

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