BOSTON — If you’ve been paying any attention to the Red Sox this year, you know all about the “hirsute pennant pursuit,” as The New York Times
recently termed the first-place team’s collective facial hair growth this year. (Not familiar? Here’s a handy graphic.)
beard craze escalated on Wednesday.
Dollar Beard Night at Fenway Park. If you showed up there with a real beard, a painted-on beard or wearing a fake beard, you could have gotten tickets for $1 ( until they sold out).
Predictably, the ticket booth lines were long with hairy faces both real and fake. Our Nate Goldman (and his beard) went down to Fenway and brought back these photos:
Brian Roy of Waltham, Mass. was just one member of the Boston Beard Bureau in attendance at Fenway Park’s Beard Night. (Nate Goldman/WBUR)
The line outside of Gate E at Fenway Park where $1 tickets were being offered to fans sporting a beard. (Nate Goldman/WBUR)
Donning fake beards, Linda and Tim Willis of Voorheesville, New York waited outside of Gate E at Fenway Park before heading inside for Beard Night. (Nate Goldman/WBUR)