Back in first, and starting the October Beard

Last night and without Joey Votto, the Reds moved into sole possession of first place in the NL Central. And with that:

It’s August 3rd and the Reds are officially alone in first place. As long as this remains the case, I will not shave (nasty neck hair is excluded from this). Each day, I will examine the standings. If the Reds are either leading the Central or the wild card, I will not shave. If they fall behind, I will shave immediately and the process will start again.

Anyone with me?

Also, I would like the team to join me as well–so Dusty, Joey, Ramon, Scott–if you are listening…… it’s to get us in the playoffs!

We can even post pics (if we dare). The more Grizzly Adams photos, the better! E-mail your playoff beard to diamondhoggers_at_gmail_dot_com and we’ll throw them up here. It’s up to the Reds to hold onto first place like their lives depend on it.