This just in…. Most Valuable Beards of the 2011 All-Star Game:
Prince Fielder’s Beard hit a 3-run dinger that set the National League atop the charts in the bottom of the 4th inning. The NL maintained the lead for the rest of the game and emerged victorious over the American League Team, which was greatly lacking in beards.
Brian Wilson’s Beard preserved the NL’s lead to record the save. Hardcore fans of Fear the Beard anxiously awaited his arrival to the mound, when he inherited 2 AL runners after one out in the 9th. NL defense did not allow any further hits after The Beard arrived.
UPDATE: American League Honorable MVB
Jose Bautista’s Beard may have been shorter than the aforementioned behemoth beards, but it was by no means lacking in #swagg. Beardtista made an incredible sliding grab in the RF corner that was originally just called foul by the All-Star Game announcers in the 2nd inning. This beard by all means brought the Hustle & Heart to the American League Team.
The National League won the All-Star Game 5-1 at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona, and will have a home-field advantage for the 2011 World Series.
For Elise’s article on the All-Beard All-Star Team on Aerys Sports, click here.