Ian Desmond ditches goatee between innings

Between innings, players will get a drink of water, talk to teammates or grab a fresh piece of gum.

Ian Desmond shaves his goatee.

In the first inning of tonight's game against the Phillies, Desmond - and his goatee - walked up to the plate and then promptly grounded into a double play.

By the time the third inning arrived, MASN cameras showed a clean-shaven Desmond, beard nowhere to be seen.

Postgame, he said to reporters, "The goatee was weighing me down."

After an 0-for-8 drought, Desmond finished his night 1-for-4 at the plate.

Clearly, it worked.

Watch the video for the before-and-after looks below.

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