Chicago Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta made quite an impression on fans this season with his stellar pitching and his cool demeanor, but with the season over and an offseason of work ahead of him, he’s decided to make a change.
His epic beard is no more.
On Friday, his wife Brittany posted a picture of her husband, and his facial hair was nowhere to be found:
For those Cubs having a difficult time dealing with the news, there is some good news on the horizon:
The Cubs will report to Mesa, Arizona for spring training in mid-February, so that would give Arrieta plenty of time to grow his beard back before he takes the mound for the team.