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Washington Nationals fan vows to not shave beard until team wins World Series (photo)


BJ Treuting is a big-time Washington Nationals fan. So much so, in fact, that he put his grooming — and personal comfort — on the line to prove his dedication.

Treuting has vowed to not shave his beard until the team experiences World Series glory. The middle school math teacher’s facial hair has grown substantially since the last time he shaved, which was all the way back on Jan. 14, 2012.

And yep, as you can see above, it’s getting pretty huge and unkempt already.

Treuting, a varsity baseball coach at Manassas Park High School (Va.) says that he typically grows out his beard for a few months during baseball season, but decided to keep the beard once it began to attract attention at Nationals games.

“I have found that for the most part everyone loves it,” he told D.C. Sports Bog. “I would lose a lot of my friends if I shaved, until they recognized me again at least. I get a hard time about it from most friends and coworkers until they see how much care I put into it. It’s a lot of hard work and time to get this thing looking respectable.”

Hopefully, for Treuting’s sake, the Nationals secure a World Series title sooner rather than later. Because that’s the only way he’s parting with the already-sizable beard.

“I get a bunch of flack for it needing to be trimmed or evened or shaped but I will not give in to any scissors, trimmers or razors until the Nats win it all,” he said, saying nothing short of a World Series championship — not a playoff series win — will prompt the beard’s removal. ”The only playoff that counts for the beard to be removed is when they hoist the World Series trophy.”

Again, sooner rather than later. I doubt Treuting wants to give this guy a run for his money.

(image via BJ Treuting)