As we learned last week, the New York Yankees appearance policy claimed another victim.
This time it was Clint Frazier’s thick and glorious red mane that was unceremoniously chopped off. The main reason being that the length of Frazier’s hair was in clear violation of the team’s hair code. But Yankees manager Joe Girardi added that people talking about Frazier’s hair had become a distraction at spring training.
And yes, we feel pretty ridiculous just writing that.
Nonetheless, it appears this won’t be a complete loss for Frazier. Yes, the hair is gone, and it’s never coming back as long as he’s with the Yankees. But the good news is he’ll never have to pay for another haircut during that time frame if he accepts the following offer from Truman’s in New York City.
— Truman's NYC (@TrumansNYC) March 15, 2017
The letter reads:
Your signature red mane may be history, but now you are a part of Yankee history! Think about all the guys that have done it before you… Jeter, Rivera, Posada.
You’ve certainly proven that you have what it takes to be an all-star on the field, now let us help make sure you maintain an all-star look off the field. For as long as you are wearing the classic pinstripes, we’d like to offer you an open invitation to complimentary classic services at Truman’s Gentlemen’s Groomers.
We’re huge fans and would love to have you come by one of our NYC locations for a cut, shave, shoe shine and massage and send you off with a season’s supply of Truman’s Protector Shave Cream, Cleaner Shampoo, Finisher Control Paste and more.
We’ll keep a spot open for you on deck – let us know what you think.
Best of luck this year and Go Yanks!
The letter is signed by John Esposito, the co-founder of Truman’s Gentlemen’s Groomers.
Keeping his hair in order will be Frazier’s top priority, but this is far more than free haircuts. The free massage seems like a pretty nice perk too, especially during the long season. With that in mind, it might be a good idea for Frazier to accept this offer, that is once he’s on the Yankees roster. Right now he seems ticketed for Triple A, but that should change sooner than later.
It’s also a reminder that toeing the company line isn’t always the worst thing. Sure, you might have to sacrifice something that’s been a staple in your life, but in some instances the gains will outweigh it.
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