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.
They even convinced manager John McLaren to join them.
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.