First and foremost, Jeff Bagwell and Brad Ausmus decided that the beards had run their course, and that it was time to go in another direction. Being down 0-2 to the White Sox, they decided that we’d whittle the beards down to goatees and see what kind of luck that brings us.
I found out by word of mouth, through the grapevine in the clubhouse. I saw a couple of guys at the sink shaving it up. They informed me that Bagwell had made the executive decision to remove the beards and hopefully change our luck.
Tonight’s loss was unfortunate, because I felt like we played well. It was a tough night to be a reliever, cold and wet. Those guys were sitting out there for a long time. Unfortunately, we just weren’t able to hold the lead and weren’t able to extend the game.
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