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  6. article_body => "<p>Mike Fiers has two no-hitters to his name -- so after much deliberation we decided, if that's the case, you can do whatever you want. Especially when it comes to your facial hair.<\/p>\n<p>Thems the rules.<\/p>\n<p>As a matter of fact, you could even configure said facial hair into the number six, or a monkey tail ... or the letter \"G,\" or a ... cinnamon roll?<\/p>\n<p><blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\"><p lang=\"en\" dir=\"ltr\">Mike: I want &#39;The cinnamon roll&#39;<br><br>Barber: Say no more fam<a href=\"https:\/\/twitter.com\/hashtag\/RootedInOakland?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\">#RootedInOakland<\/a> <a href=\"https:\/\/t.co\/SWgCMoqoxt\">pic.twitter.com\/SWgCMoqoxt<\/a><\/p>&mdash; Oakland A&#39;s (@Athletics) <a href=\"https:\/\/twitter.com\/Athletics\/status\/1173029217857966080?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\">September 15, 2019<\/a><\/blockquote>\n<script async src=\"https:\/\/platform.twitter.com\/widgets.js\" charset=\"utf-8\"><\/script>\n\n<p>It also mimics the curly rock in \"The Nightmare Before Christmas.\" The shape could literally be anything.<\/p>\n<p>This, of course, isn't the first time Fiers has sported some unique facial hair.<\/p>\n<p>He's gone through different stages of mustaches, or some derivative, but A's analyst <a href=\"https:\/\/www.nbcsports.com\/bayarea\/athletics\/analyst-dallas-braden-discusses-mike-fiers-new-facial-hair-look\" target=\"_blank\">Dallas Braden assured us<\/a> it's all part of the process.<\/p>\n<p>[<strong>RELATED<\/strong>: <a href=\"https:\/\/www.nbcsports.com\/bayarea\/athletics\/wild-card-projections-where-fangraphs-ranks-ahead-mlb-playoffs\" target=\"_blank\">Where FanGraphs ranks A's in AL wild-card race<\/a>]<\/p>\n<p>The new facial hair didn't help Fiers on Saturday night, though, as he left the game with an injury in the second inning.<\/p>\n<p>But we still support you, Fiers.&nbsp;<\/p>\n"
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Mike Fiers has two no-hitters to his name -- so after much deliberation we decided, if that's the case, you can do whatever you want. Especially when it comes to your facial hair.

Thems the rules.

As a matter of fact, you could even configure said facial hair into the number six, or a monkey tail ... or the letter "G," or a ... cinnamon roll?

It also mimics the curly rock in "The Nightmare Before Christmas." The shape could literally be anything.

This, of course, isn't the first time Fiers has sported some unique facial hair.

He's gone through different stages of mustaches, or some derivative, but A's analyst Dallas Braden assured us it's all part of the process.

[RELATED: Where FanGraphs ranks A's in AL wild-card race]

The new facial hair didn't help Fiers on Saturday night, though, as he left the game with an injury in the second inning.

But we still support you, Fiers.