Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Clean Cut M's

posted by Jon

Sorry for the lack of updates lately, but I haven't really seen the point of relaying pointless anecdotes, charity game box scores or anything like that. If you are interested in that stuff I'm sure you've already looked up Geoff Baker, Shannon Drayer, Ryan Divish, Jim Street and others. This is a very slow time, but it should pick up in a little while. We'll start pumping out some pieces on players, position battles, and some projections will be coming in the following weeks.

One thing that did catch my eye is that manager John McLaren is going to have a set of appearance guidelines for the team. While they haven't all been determined, he mentioned that no full beards would be allowed, and no earrings either.

This is nothing unheard of. I'm sure all of you know that the Yankees have very strict guidelines when it comes to player appearance. The only player I can see having a major problem with this is Arthur Rhodes, who once was ejected at Safeco Field when asked by opposing hitter Omar Visquel to remove his diamond earrings because of the glare. The Mariner Moose may have a problem with being clean-shaven as well, but who knows?

I wonder if this will be the end of the crazy mid-losing-streak haircut days.

If there is anything else going on that you think we should dive into, feel free to comment on this post. I haven't been keeping up with the M's as diligently as usual, as other areas of my life have been screaming for attention lately.


Quinn said...

This is neutral. Earrings and shit can go, let's see about Arthur Rhodes though as you said.

No full beards? I don't know how that's relavant, Mac...

I don't think we have anything to worry about, except for possibly being too clean shaven and coming off like Yankees. I don't think we're in any danger of causing a ruckus with this though.

Thanks for the update though. Seems to me like McLaren is coming on strong with his own installed regime. Think this will pay off, or become a drag on player morale and freedom?

Brian said...

Rules like this are stupid...I don't think ANY job should be able to regulate weather or not your are able to grow a full beard or not...I can see regulating the up keep of a beard but preventing someone from wearing a full beard or earrings on a MLB club is retarded...Who exactly are they trying to impress???