Even in a spring that lauded the arrival of one Roy Halladay, Jayson Werth's majestic golden beard stole the spotlight and brought smiles to the faces of Phillies fans everywhere (as well as mid-day snacks leftover from breakfast made available with a simple lick of the lips for Werth himself).
Sadly, the beard has left us. Matt Gelb of the Inquirer first broke the news and tracked down the new face of Jayson Werth. Todd Zolecki then posted the above image of the beard-less Werth. A sad sight.
Our fitting tribute below.