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The Hairless Wonders: Your Seattle Mariners

Post by Larry Larue / The News Tribune on July 25, 2007 at 5:54 pm with No Comments »
July 25, 2007 5:54 pm

When they took the field Wednesday night, the Seattle Mariners were the cleanest-cut team in the majors.

Would-be barbers J.J. Putz, Richie Sexson and Adrian Beltre convinced everyone on the team except bullpen coach Jim Slaton, batting coach Jeff Pentland and pitcher Jeff Weaver to get a haircut.

A short haircut.

"Richie and I were talking about crewcuts and just came up with the idea – why not have the whole team get one?" Putz said.

They even convinced manager John McLaren to join them.

Quite a few Mariners – Raul Ibanez, George Sherrill, Jason Ellison, Miguel Batista, Jon Huber and others – didn’t participate because their hair wasn’t long enough to cut. All of them shave their heads already.

And the two oddest cuts belonged to Jose Vidro and Ben Broussard. Vidro decided it was all or nothing – so instead of a crewcut, he shaved his head.

As for Broussard, he wound up with a a Mohawk, hoping to court the fans of punk music.

Now, let’s see if short hair wins.

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