A's starter Dallas Braden returned from a trip to Thailand with Giants closer Brian Wilson on Monday.
"I don't know if the Giants know it, but he's the best ambassador for their team. He never turned anyone away, he posed for photos with everyone. They'd say, 'Are you the guy with the beard from the Giants?' and he soaked it up. He showed the love."
By the end of the trip, though, the beard started to lose its distinctive black color. "I said, 'Dude, you must have forgot the Just For Men,' because you could see some red shining through," Braden said.