How much is Brian Wilson's beard worth to him? We may soon find out.
According to Radar Online, a razor blade company called 800Razors.com is negotiating a deal with Wilson to shave off his trademark facial hair. But Wilson's people — doing an excellent job representing their client, quite frankly — are asking the razor maker to at least match the reliever's major league salary with the Los Angeles Dodgers this season. Wilson is set to earn $1 million this year.
Big payday or not, isn't it really time Wilson shaved that thing off? It was fascinatingly quirky during the San Francisco Giants' 2010 World Series run. It added some color (literally, considering the amount of dye Wilson put into his beard) and personality to the postseason, something that's often refreshing in baseball.
But that was three years ago. Wilson and his beard are a cartoon now. We're no longer laughing with him; we're laughing at him. That is, if we were still laughi...