Triangle face study: Jake Arietta
It’s almost hard to imagine the Chicago Cubs pitcher with anything but a beard at this point, but Arietta is the perfect example of how a full beard can change the dimensions of a guy’s face—and, therefore, how he’s perceived by opposing batters.
Back in his Orioles days, the mostly clean-shaven Arietta often looked boyish; on the Wrigley mound, though, the thickly bearded righty looks like a wrathful titan. (And take note, aspiring beard crew: Arietta’s beard is imposing, but it’s always well-kempt.)
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