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The World Series champion Boston Red Sox are shaving their trademark facial hair for the new year. 

Outfielder Jonny Gomes said at a Red Sox event at Northeastern University that he intends to shave his long, thick beard. 

Catcher David Ross tells WEEI Radio that he plans to shave too, that it's a new year and they can't do the beard thing again. 

Red Sox players grew out their beards last season as a sign of solidarity en route to winning the Fall Classic. 

World Series MVP David Ortiz and outfielder Shane Victorino shaved off their beards for charity shortly after the team's championship in October.  (Metro Networks Inc.)