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Ortiz, Victorino Will Shave Beards For Promotion

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Boston Red Sox DH David Ortiz celebrates after winning the 2013 World Series. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Boston Red Sox DH David Ortiz celebrates after winning the 2013 World Series. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

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BOSTON (AP) — The beards are coming off for World Series Most Valuable Player David Ortiz and outfielder Shane Victorino.

The two Red Sox players will shave Monday as part of a promotion.

Suddenly famous bullpen policeman Steve Horgan and a fan chosen by social media will join them during a shave-off at Gillette headquarters in Boston.

The Red Sox players’ beards became a symbol of their solidarity as they went from worst to first and won the team’s third World Series title in 10 years.

Horgan became a fixture in Boston after he was photographed with his arms in the air celebrating Ortiz’s grand slam in the AL championship series against Detroit.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

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