Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Did the Supreme Court just kill the Yankees' beard policy?

If a Yankee player - say Mustafa O'Toole - declares that his chin garden is based on religious preferences, I don't see how the anti-God Steinbrenners can enforce their famous beard ban. In fact, I'm wondering if their policy isn't already discriminatory against Jesus, who as we all know, wore a nicely trimmed beard.

Frankly, I think the Yankee hair policy should be scraped. It's a leftover vestige of old George's hippie hatred, and it's 50 years past political or social relevance. I do like it that the Yankees want to cultivate a "clean" image - but it's fraudulent to think that respectability is a factor of whether a guy shaves.

It was interesting yesterday to hear David Price say he would be willing to shave, if traded to the Yankees. (In the past, he said no.) The fact is, Price should not have to make that decision. He looks fine with a beard. Nobody will ever mistake him for a member of ZZ Top. It's the long, ridiculous beards, the ones that shout bad hygiene, that the Yankees should rightfully avoid.


Alphonso said...

Yankees should be allowed to have beards like yours, Duque.

Want to post a photo?

Mustang said...

The Court didn't uphold employees' religious preferences. It upheld the owners' religious preference. O'Toole better shave if he knows what's good for him.

Phil Robertson said...

I disagree, beards still have "political or social relevance"

Rufus T. Firefly said...

Please do not let the Yankees become the red sux southern division.

Beards are weird. Just ask George Carlin.

...well, if he was alive.