BOSTON -- “Dollar Beard Night” was a success at Fenway Park on Wednesday, with more than 4,000 $1 tickets sold and a sellout crowd of 38,540 on hand for the Boston Red Sox's tough 5-3 loss to the Baltimore Orioles.
Throughout the park, men, women and children could be seen sporting their beards, real or fake, in support of a Red Sox team that has taken on a beard-heavy mentality over the course of the summer.
Here are a few sights from the facial hair fun at Fenway:
The clock strikes 5:40 p.m. as bearded fans descend upon Fenway Park, sporting their glorious facial hair proudly. Kyle Brasseur for ESPNBoston.com Sean Serraca ("The Beard"), 40, keeps it plain and simple. He's rocked his beard for a few years now and believes beards have been the biggest key to the Red Sox success this season. "There's a lot of power to beards," Serraca said. Kyle Brasseur for ESPNBoston.com Jonathan Meath ("The Arthur," in tribute to Beatles legend George Harrison's haircut in "Hard Day’s Night") operates under the alias "Santa JG" and claims his beard is 745 years old. Kyle Brasseur for ESPNBoston.com Ryan Sweeney (“The Doug”), daughter Reagan (“The Fluffy”), and son Ryan Jr. (“The Robbie Jr.”), enjoy what they say are one-day-only beards. However, with the Sox bound for October, the Sweeneys might have to change their minds. Kyle Brasseur for ESPNBoston.com Tim Charette ("The Mr. Black"), Russ Abraham ("The Mustafah"), Allen Mason ("The Gandalf"), and Benjamin Martins ("The Nameless that is Never Spoken but Represented by a Symbol") have decided that the bearded life is one they'll move forward with. Kyle Brasseur for ESPNBoston.com
Phyllis Brodrick, Janice Guild, Cindy Deleo and Marcia Brodrick (collectively "The Grand Slam"). Deleo ("The Hairy Wolf") cut a werewolf mask into five beards. One was given away on the train, and the others went to her three friends ("The Baby Wolves"). Kyle Brasseur for ESPNBoston.com