Sox own razor’s edge

v_NaylorBoston Herald
Adam Naylor, School of Education

The fearsome beards that have given the 2013 Red Sox their image as a thick-whiskered winning machine are also keeping players light and loose during high-stakes games and leaving opponents shaking in their cleats, sports psychologists and experts say…

Expert quote:

“It takes some of the edge off. It’s easy to get too serious this time of year. The last thing you need is a pitcher gripping the baseball too tight and a batter not willing to swing.”

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