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DENVER -- When Andrew Cashner says he literally buried his beard after shaving it off to conform to the Marlins' ban on facial hair, believe him. Cashner's father worked in the mortuary business and he used to help him dig the graves and mow the cemetery grass.

 

"It's a sore subject still," Cashner said of having to shave his bushy beard after the Padres traded him to the Marlins. "I don't like it. But what can you do? I hate shaving. I think my beard is a part of me as a person and who I am."

 

Cashner isn't the only Marlin who doesn't care for the team's facial hair policy, which was restored before the season after the rule was relaxed for a few years. Players have complained about it privately, but have no choice in the matter. A rule is a rule.

 

Reliever Fernando Rodney was also forced to shave off his beard when he came over to the Marlins in an earlier trade with the Padres. Cashner said he was informed about the rule when owner Jeffrey Loria and president of baseball operations Michael Hill spoke to him by phone after the trade was made with San Diego.

 

"When I talked to Michael Hill and Jeff Loria, they kind of told me I needed to shave it," Cashner said. "I hate it. But that's the rule here and that's what you've got to do."

 

Cashner said shaving off a distinctive beard he wore for years wasn't pleasant.

 

"I shaved it the next day," Cashner said. "It took a while. It's probably one of the saddest days I've ever had. It stinks, but what are you going to do?"

 

Cashner didn't just wash the stubble down the sink.

 

"I buried it," he said.

 

The clean-shaven Cashner will be making his second start for the Marlins tonight when they face the Rockies at Coors Field. The Marlins obtained him as a two-month rental in their bid to reach the postseason. And, from the sounds of it, a rental Cashner will always be unless the Marlins relax their policy on facial hair. Cashner, who will be making his second start for the Marlins tonight, can become a free agent after the season.

 

"That'll be the nice thing about free agency, kind of choose a place that (allows facial hair)," Cashner said. "It's a big deal to me."

 

Miami Herald

 

Last line in bold for those hoping he stays in Miami.

 

 

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It's a stupid rule and people who self identify by their facial hair are weird. A beard is no replacement for a personality nor a jaw line

 

This is exactly how I feel about all of this. 

 

I was cringing reading that article.

 

 

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I don't want anyone to think I'm defending the facial hair rule but I hope the guy isn't more concerned about his beard than helping us reach the playoffs. It was most likely a passing tongue in cheek comment so ill give him the benefit of the doubt...but it comes off dramatic and kinda meaningless.

 

 

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It's a fucking stupid rule. He's a little dramatic but why not let him keep the beard until the end of the year?

 

You really showed him, Marlins. 

The rule comes before the players no matter how stupid it is. What message does it send to the players that have been here all season and for years before this if the rule wasn't waived for them but if it gets waived for Cashner, a two month rental. It would have been more disastrous to bend the rule for Cashner than to just make him shave and let him then talk shit.
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The rule comes before the players no matter how stupid it is. What message does it send to the players that have been here all season and for years before this if the rule wasn't waived for them but if it gets waived for Cashner, a two month rental. It would have been more disastrous to bend the rule for Cashner than to just make him shave and let him then talk shit.

 

Cashner started the season on a team that allowed him to have facial hair. Let's not pretend like Cashner came here willingly and demanded an exception to the rule. 

 

If the Marlins had any fucking brains they'd not piss off their newest acquisitions that they spend their prospects on. 

 

 

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Cashner started the season on a team that allowed him to have facial hair. Let's not pretend like Cashner came here willingly and demanded an exception to the rule. If the Marlins had any fucking brains they'd not piss off their newest acquisitions that they spend their prospects on. 

You don't think that would piss off the players who have been here for years who had to shave unwillingly? It'd be stupid for the team to bend the rule for Cashner just because he came here unwillingly. It's called fairness and not showing favoritism. I can't believe u seriously think this.

 

No matter what the rules are if they aren't enforced consistently they fall apart.

 

 

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You don't think that would piss off the players who have been here for years who had to shave unwillingly? It'd be stupid for the team to bend the rule for Cashner just because he came here unwillingly. It's called fairness and not showing favoritism. I can't believe u seriously think this.

 

No matter what the rules are if they aren't enforced consistently they fall apart.

 

No? No I don't. 

 

Cashner's beard took more than a season to grow. I'm not going to make the same point ten times over, but again... Cashner didn't agree to come here. This organization should be accommodating. "Fair" means if he wants to return as a free agent, he has to shave. 

 

Dont fucking acquire a player if you're just going to piss him off. 

 

 

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