The old legend about Samson said he'd lose his strength if he cut off his hair. Magglio Ordonez, however, seems to have already lost his extra-base strength. So I guess he figured he might as well get a haircut.
Ladies and gentleman, courtesy of FOX Sports Detroit's Twitter account, the new, clean-cut Maggs:
Here's more from Jason Beck.
Given how hot it is today, if I was carrying around those kinds of locks, I'd shear 'em off too. But I salute Maggs on this one. This is what we men do in trying times, when a change is necessary to shake things up. Sometimes, we grow beards. If we're younger, maybe we grow mohawks or shave our heads. Magglio went for a cleaner, more mature look.
I just hope metro Detroit landfills don't fill up too fast with those long, curly Maggs wigs. That could cause a tangle.
UPDATE: Maggs's wife made the call on the haircut, according to MLive.com's Steve Kornacki. And here's a funny exchange from the clubhouse:
Ordonez caused quite a stir walking into the clubhouse, and a teammate shouted, "He looks like (Armando) Galarraga!"
Asked about that, Galarraga smiled and said, "They are trying to say he looks good."