Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Posted by el duque at 9:22 AM
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.