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A hair-raising way to pick a World Series winner
A hair-raising way to pick a World Series winner

Don’t be surprised if the World Series is decided by a whisker. Or, more accurately, whiskers. According to research from STATS Inc., the team with the higher percentage of facial hair has won each of the last four World Series. And that could be good news for both the Dodgers and the Angels. With J.P. Howell, Brian Wilson and Chris Perez, the Dodgers' bullpen had more bushy, unkempt beards than a pirate ship this season. Add in Hanley Ramirez, Justin Turner and Scott Van Slyke, the Van Dyke of Adrian Gonzalez, the scruff of Dan Haren and Clayton Kershaw as well as Matt Kemp's 5 o’clock shadow and the Dodgers are bristling with bristle. Plus the Dodgers will be...