Should St. Louis Cardinal Michael Wacha Shave the Beard Before the World Series?

Don't you just want to rub that beard? -
Don't you just want to rub that beard?

Mayor Francis Slay is polling his St. Louis constituency on their favorite local beard this week, and gaining momentum in the polls is the man everyone's talking about: Cardinals pitcher and NLCS MVP Michael Wacha.

Wacha has tough competition, including entrepreneur Joe Edwards, County Executive Charlie Dooley and even Quentin the Miracle Dog, who is beating Wacha by 6 percentage points.

But while Wacha's beard, and his pitches, are impressing his St. Louis fanbase, is his modest facial covering enough to face the Boston Red Sox, a.k.a. Beardtown, the Beard Sox and "the greatest bearded baseball team since the House of David?"

See also: Blues: St. Louis Woman Grows Different Kind of "Playoff Beard"

So will Wacha's beard survive the World Series? Wacha told a Los Angeles Times sports reporter:

(By the way, not every Red Sox fan likes the beards:)

Want to vote for Wacha's beard in Mayor Slay's poll? Vote here.

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