(Jayson Werth's beard has been reduced to a pathetic soul patch. Screen grab of TV/MASN.)
"I'm disappointed in the way I've played, but it's part of the game. I'm not going to grade myself until the season's over. There are normal ups and downs in a season. Besides, there's more going on here than just my batting average."
(Jayson Werth, via SI.com, 6/20/2011)
Perhaps looking to change his luck after a mostly disappointing start to the first of seven seasons in Washington, Jayson Werth showed up mostly clean-shaven for Tuesday night's game with the Mariners: His beard is gone. Baby-faced Werth led off the first inning with a single - later made an error.
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