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St. Louis Beards October 28, 2006
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Scott Spezio
There's been a strange surge in Midwestern facial hair, as St. Louis Cardinals fans have been growing their "playoff beards." The belief is, not shaving during the post-season will give their team luck. Fans have also been sporting bright red goatees, in homage to the Cardinal's reserve infielder Scott Spezio. Independent producer Eve Troeh shares some thoughts on the intersection of facial hair and sport.