Reyes’ Dreadlocks to be Shaved Live on MLB NetworkBy
If there’s one thing that’s lasted within the Marlins organization for almost the entirety of Jeffrey Loria’s tenure as owner, it’s the enforced rule disabling players from rocking any sort of facial or long hair. Like the Yankees, the Marlins Brass only wants to see clean-cut Fish on the field. Although I don’t blame them, I’ve never been a fan of this sort of uniformity. It’s just too strict of a rule in my opinion. But most of all, it prevents players from being themselves on the diamond. That said, it doesn’t impact any part of the game and never contains enough depth to actually be considered an “issue.”
According to this MLB.com article, even the Marlins’ new pride and joy, Jose Reyes, has to succumb to this rule. On Friday at 6:00 ET on the MLB Network Marlins fans (and whomever else) can watch the ever-so popular dreadlocks of Jose Reyes fall to the floor. For the first time since the 2007 season, Reyes will not have any hair extended out of his cap. While giving someone a buzz on national television is somewhat odd, this is Jose Reyes that we’re talking about. If anything, at least this might result in Reyes losing five pounds or so.