The New York Yankees hate fun.
The Yankees continued enforcing their outdated hair policy by making coveted prospect Clint Frazier cut his signature red flowing locks.
— Yankees PR Dept. (@YankeesPR) March 10, 2017
Frazier is being praised for “handling the situation well” and “being a team player” as if he had a choice. He said the following, per The New York Post:
“I like my hair, but I love playing for this organization.”
“It was starting to be a distraction. It’s time to look like everybody else around here.”
A distraction? We’re acting like players were getting nailed in the face with line drives because Frazier’s long red hair put them in a trance.
It’s not that Frazier’s being treated unfairly. The Yankees are known for their stupidly strict grooming policy, so they weren’t going to give their 22-year-old prospect special treatment. It’s just a reminder of how laughable it is to have such a policy in 2017.
Frazier and his new buzzcut are set to begin the 2017 season in Triple-A.