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Red Sox’ ‘beard bonding’ symbolic of attitude adjustment

When the Red Sox held “Beard Night” last month and filled every seat at Fenway Park, Mike Napoli and Jonny Gomes joked that they should ask the team for a share of the profits.

Back in spring training, when Gomes showed up with scraggly whiskers and Napoli decided he would stop shaving just for kicks, nobody guessed that baseball players with hairy faces would become a cottage industry complete with T-shirts and posters.

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