R.I.P. Clint Frazier’s flowing locks.
For a while, No. 2 prospect Clint Frazier was able to skirt around the Yankees’ rules against long hair and fans were excited by the idea that they might have a player with an identifiable characteristic for once. It might seem silly but it got plenty of attention from the New York press.
How could you not love this?
Well, the dream is dead.
(Read the replies to that tweet if you want to see how Yankees fans are reacting this. Hint: not favorably.)
But wait, it gets worse!
Clint Frazier had his hair buzzed this morning. He said that he talked to Joe Girardi and they agreed it had become a distraction.— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) March 10, 2017
Joe Girardi said that Clint Frazier's hair did not violate the Yankees' policy, but that "it had become a distraction" in camp.— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) March 10, 2017
That’s insane. A distraction! Having a player cut his hair for being “distracting” and not for violating the rules is somehow exponentially more stupid than having the rule in the first place. I hope they trade him soon so he can carry on the fine tradition of former Yankees staying away from razors and scissors.