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.”
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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