Found March 14, 2013 on MetsOnline:
Looking at the Mets during Spring Training, the team clearly don’t have a facial hair ban. Justin Turner and Bobby Parnell are among players with big-time beards. Turner’s beard reminded me of Allen from The Hangover (played by Zach Galifianakis), so I decided to put him into the movie’s banner, next to Allen. It works, right?
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