The Utilityman, Justin Turner, aka @redturn2, has been spotted not only with an outfield glove (ready to shag some flies at least twice a week) but with an intense winter beard. This is not of the Brian Wilson type, which clearly is off-color from his normal head of hair. This is an epic red beard, of the Paul Bunyan variety.
Last year, it was Dillon Gee catching the beard enthusiasts in the Mets fanbase by storm with an excellent chin-only Goatee. Looks like Justin Turner will be taking those reigns this spring. Dillon’s lasted till late-May/early-June. Who knows if Number 2′s beard will even make it out of February.
We do not yet have a Rising Apple-certified photo to show you of the beard, but the second we do you will see it right here. Adam Rubin of ESPN New York got a pretty good headshot at this link, which was also posted above.
Any updates regarding the Red One’s facial hair will be promptly delivered to all you awesome patrons. That goes for all the players in camp this year.
(And, of course, Justin Turner’s progress in the outfield as well.)
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