The wild redhead with the flowing locks of fire is no more, Clint Frazier, has chopped the locks in preparation of joining the New York Yankees. For as long as I can remember the Yankees have had the clean-cut policy that George Steinbrenner started way back when, and I've never questioned it once. Sure it seems to be a little overbearing and outplayed, but when the Yankees keep a tradition alive that's worked for so many years, why change it. Sure, having beautiful flowing hair is every baseball players dream, you know what else is every baseball players dream, playing for the New York Yankees, so it's no surprise Frazier was willing to man up and shave off his mane. Here's the photo the Yankees sent out of Frazier getting his head shaved this morning:
Couple things about this picture. One, it doesn't look like he's shaving his head, or even cutting his hair as short as George would've liked. It looks like he's just cutting it to the point of the fan not being able to notice he's got longer hair, he's simply just cutting off the back flow, at least that's what it looks like from this picture. It may just be an early shot into the process, so who knows, we'll have to wait until we see him with his hat off at some point today. Regardless, I respect the steps he has taken regarding his hair. When he was first traded to the Yankees he made a statement by sending out this picture to social media:
Unfortunately for Frazier, his definition of a haircut and the Yankees were vastly different. He still had flow it just wasn't nearly as long and the media kept bringing it up, and it was beginning to become a distraction. What does Frazier decide to do, put the whole thing to rest by getting it chopped off. Good man, showing early into his tenure here he's got the juice to make it in New York. He knows he's here to be a baseball player, not a flow icon. I'm sure he would've loved to be both, however that's just not in the cards when your playing for a franchise that eats, breathes, and sleeps winning World Series trophies.