Photo: Clay Buchholz’s beard shaved off following World Series win

Are Red Sox players already shaving off their iconic facial hair?

The Boston Red Sox rode the power of the beard to a third World Series win in the last 10 years with a 6-1, Game 6 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday night.

On Thursday, the first photo surfaced of a Sox star getting his itchy facial hair shaved for the offseason. Angel Lucas Pena, a barber to many Red Sox players and other Boston-area athletes, shared a photo of pitcher Clay Buchholz getting ready to part ways with the beard that helped bring his team and city together this October.

It was a great ride, but we’re pretty sure the players’ wives and girlfriends are going to be excited to see some clean-shaven boys once again.

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[H/T For The Win]