(AUDACY) Do we smell a new GoFundMe page?
Considering the Chicago White Sox's Twitter page has more than 951,000 followers, everyone would need to chip in around five cents in order to raise close to $200,000. Just a nickel. Sounds easy enough, right?
And what would that money go toward? Getting rid of one of the most recognizable sets of facial hair in not just baseball but all of sports. We're talking about White Sox left-hander Dallas Keuchel and his beard, of course. Keuchel's facial hair blows the impressive beards of fellow White Sox starters Lucas Giolito and Lance Lynn out of the water and even has its own Twitter page. He's had it for quite some time, as this 2015 tweet shows.
And though money can't buy happiness, it seems like it can buy a clean-shaven Keuchel, as Giolito shared on the latest episode of Jomboy Media's "The Chris Rose Rotation."
"The other day we asked Dallas how much money for him to shave it all off, go full clean-shaven, start over," Giolito said. "And I honestly was expecting him to say at least, like, 500 (thousand) to a million. And he said, like, 'Couple hundred grand.' Get a new Ferrari, you know?"
New York Mets catcher James McCann was also on the episode. He has caught both the bearded and non-bearded versions of Keuchel as his teammate on the White Sox and on the Arkansas Razorbacks a decade earlier. However, McCann likes the current look more than the old one.
"The bearded Keuchel is a better look, I'll give him that," McCann said. "He does a really good job keeping that thing shaved and looking nice."
Maybe McCann won't be one of the contributing members of the "Shave Dallas" fund, but if it "only" takes a couple hundred grand, why not give it a go? With the permission of Kelly Nash, of course.