Casey Blake's signature beard gone

Updated: February 20, 2010, 6:53 PM ET
By Tony Jackson | ESPNLosAngeles.com

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- When Casey Blake walked into the Dodgers' spring-training clubhouse for the first time on Saturday morning, there were more than a few double takes. Seems when the veteran third baseman departed from his snowy home back in Iowa, he left something behind.

His beard.

"I was so frustrated with our last duck hunt we had ... that I just went home and shaved it,'' Blake said. "We'll see how long it goes.''

Blake had sported a full beard and mustache -- he ...

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