Re: Marlins Manager Girardi Nixes Facial Hair
I have abnormally strong feelings about facial hair. I hated the attention paid to the Red Sox facial hair over the last couple of years. I'm pretty much predisposed to hate the Red Sox if they breathe, but I though that they were starting to have way too much focus on things that don't have anything to do with baseball. Actually for a while there I thought it was hampering them -- look we're bad boys, we're a misfit team, we just happened to show up at the ballpark on the way home from the bar! All the while downplaying the fact that this is a well-paid, meticulously put-together organization that wants to win. I really did think it was taking their focus away, but after awhile they proved me wrong...it's still something I really like about the Yankees though. Arrogance schmarogance -- that team is what they are. They want to win and there's no bones about it, there's nothing on the field for them but baseball. And yes, in a weird way I think facial hair (or lack thereof) is the kind of thing that goes into that.
That said, I don't think that anyone should dictate how players wear their facial hair, period. They are grown men and they can do whatever they want. For a few hours a day, they're trying to win a baseball game. For the rest, they have lives off the field for which they may want facial hair. I do think, however, that lessons regarding what is proper and attractive facial hair should be taught in schools as men seem so utterly clueless about it these days. It is all part of my quest for a more beautiful world. Well, I'm kidding. Well, not really.
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