A reader writes:

San Francisco Giants' closer Brian Wilson's beard seems to have started some sort of phenomenon with Giants fans.  "Fear the Beard" has become the rally cry for their NL West Championship run.  I'm wouldn't quite consider myself a Sullivan-level beardophile.  But I have to say that I am impressed.

Facebook fans made a gallery of photos. Money shot here. Above photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images. For the record, I fear no beard.