Ten years ago, a barber told Jayson Werth that it would bring him good karma to trim his locks. He was hit by a pitch on the wrist in the following game.
Jayson Werth dabbled with the idea of cutting his hair ahead of Jayson Werth Chia Pet Day at Nationals Park, but superstitions are preventing him from going forward with a haircut.
Ten years ago, Werth first trimmed his hair after a barber promised good karma in his near future and then the outfielder "got A.J. Burnett-ed the same day" by suffering a near career-ending wrist injury, according to The Washington Post.
“I got it trimmed before I went to court [for speeding last off-season], and they threw me in jail,” Werth told The Washington Post. “At this point, it’s not for me.”
Earlier this year, Werth suffered two broken bones after getting hit by a pitch in the game after a trim. He missed 61 games, only returning to the lineup last week.
Werth is a hair aficionado. While serving his jail sentence, Werth's beard was the concern of many fans, but Fairfax County Jail did not require him to shave. The beard also has nearly 18,000 Twitter followers.
- Christopher Chavez