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Fear the Beard

Pitcher Brian Wilson #00 of the Los Angeles Dodgers looks on from the dugout during a game against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park on September 24, 2013. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Brian Wilson Among Playoff Beards Back Around Baseball

Many a bearded major leaguer disapproves of the bushy black mess hanging from Brian Wilson’s chin these days. Yet there’s no arguing the beard’s potential as the relief pitcher chases a third World Series ring in four years.

10/03/2013

Brian Wilson, formerly of the San Francisco Giants. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Brian Wilson Turns Down $1M Offer To Shave His Beard

A razor company has offered former San Francisco Giants closer and current Los Angeles Dodgers setup man Brian Wilson $1 million to shave his trademark beard.

08/23/2013

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Wilson’s Dodger Deal Filled With Plenty Of Performance Bonuses

The $1 million contract former SF Giants closer Brian ‘The Beard’ Wilson signed with the L.A. Dodgers is filled with plenty of performance bonuses.

08/01/2013

World Series - Detroit Tigers v San Francisco Giants - Game 2

New Beard To Fear As Romo Closes Out Game 2 In Style

There’s a bearded and boisterous reliever pulling pranks in the dugout and closing out games for the San Francisco Giants in the World Series again. No, it’s not Brian Wilson – though it might be hard to tell.

10/25/2012

St Louis Cardinals v San Francisco Giants - Game Seven

World Series Gets Awfully Hairy With Wild Beards

Giants outfielder Hunter Pence is looking seriously scraggly. Same goes for teammate Sergio Romo, whose facial fuzz has its own Twitter account. And not to forget injured San Francisco closer Brian Wilson. His dyed, jet-black thicket inspired “Fear the Beard.”

10/24/2012

Brian Wilson #38 of the San Francisco Giants pitches against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field on August 15, 2011 in Atlanta. (Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Giants Closer Wilson Admits He’s Likely To Miss Season

San Francisco’s bearded and boisterous closer said before Sunday’s series finale against the Pittsburgh Pirates that he will probably have elbow-reconstruction surgery, ending his season after only 56 pitches.

04/16/2012

Brian Wilson headshot, as San Francisco Giants pitcher (AP)

Fans Want Brian Wilson To Host ‘Saturday Night Live’

World Series champion Brian Wilson is getting the Betty White treatment from fans on Facebook.

CBS San Francisco–11/04/2010