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Does Colby Rasmus have the world's nastiest beard?

Rays outfielder has new look this season

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If you've spent even a brief time watching sports over the last five years, you've surely noticed the beard craze that's taken over fields, rinks and arenas across the country.

It seemed to start with the Boston Red Sox, but then it spread to extreme cases like Brian Wilson and Matt Light. Players of all ages and sizes started letting the hair follicles burst free.

Then, this happened:

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I mean, seriously Colby? What's going on here? The Rays outfielder apparently spent the offseason growing a whole lot of something under his face.

I'm not sure what's more offensive, the sheer length of the beard or the fact that it literally begins past his chin. Did he shave off the hair above it? Does it not grow anywhere else? We've got a real beard mystery on our hands.

In the past, Rasmus was more of a mid-length-beard-with-a-whola-lotta-hair-guy.

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See? That worked out just fine for him. Just a cool guy with long hair doing a peace sign. But now he's a less-hair-but-more-beard-than-you-can-imagine guy. What's up with that?

Oh well, I guess I'll leave you with this (good luck sleeping tonight):

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