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New team. New uniform. New stadium. New hair?
That's exactly the case for new Miami Marlins shortstop Jose Reyes, who cut off his patented dreadlocks for charity on national TV Friday though not entirely by choice.
Reyes spent nine seasons with the New York Mets before signing a six-year, 106 million contract with the Marlins in December. However as part of his new deal, Reyes had to comply with a team rule prohibiting hair below a player's helmet line.
"There will be team rules," Marlins president David Samson said in December. "Everyone follows the team rules, whatever they are."
After his nationally televised trim, which aired on MLB Network Friday evening, Reyes' hair was donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida, which planned to auction the hair for charity on eBay.
"We never know (what an item will sell for), but we're keeping our fingers crossed," Make-A-Wish of Southern Florida Vice President and COO Richard Kelly told the Sun-Sentinel. "We've always said in the world of auctions it only takes two people that really want it. If we find those two people that really want it, I think things will go well."
Reyes, a four-time All-Star and the National League's batting champion in 2011 while with the New York Mets, had grown his famous dreadlocks since 2007.
"It's a little bit emotional because I've spent three years with this hair, but at the same time I understand this is a rule of my new team, the Miami Marlins," Reyes said before a barber from the Bronx, N.Y., who was identified only as Jordan, started the haircut. "I'm a team player, so I have to cut it off. It's for a good cause, too."
It's not the first time the Marlins have enforced a short-hair rule upon their players. In 2009, team owner Jeffrey Loria required a number of longer-haired players, including All-Stars Hanley Ramirez and Josh Johnson, to take a little or a lot off the top.
Reyes and his short hair will make their regular season debut at the brand new Marlins Park on April 4, when the Marlins host the defending champion St. Louis Cardinals.
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Jose Reyes chopped of his dreads on Friday to comply with the Marlins' long-standing policy regarding length of hair and facial hair. Reyes then put his locks up for auction on eBay with the proceeds to go to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida.
Reyes, who inked a 6-year $106 million deal to take his talents to Little Haiti in December was told that he would have...
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Jose Reyes parted ways with a commodity near and dear to his heart Friday — his hair. The Marlins shortstop had a televised haircut on MLB Network to show he is complying with his new team’s rules. He also turned it into a charity event; the hair is up for bid on eBay and the proceeds will go to the Make-A-Wish Foundation in South Florida...
Newly acquired Miami Marlins shortstop Jose Reyes cut his deadlocks during a nationally televised haircut Friday on the MLB Network.Reyes left the New York Mets for a $106 million, six-year contract with the Marlins this offseason. The team has a rule that prohibits hair below the helmet line."It's going to be a little emotional because I spent three years with this hair...
Along with a new uniform, Jose Reyes is getting a new look.
The All-Star shortstop, who has let his dreadlocks grow since 2007, planned a nationally televised haircut Friday on the MLB Network.
Reyes left the New York Mets in December for a $106 million, six-year contract with the Miami Marlins. His new team has a rule prohibiting hair below the helmet line.
Reyes planned to have...
Last night the much awaited hair cutting ceremony of former Mets SS Jose Reyes took place. I can't describe how much it pains me to scribble "former."As anyone with a pulse knows, I have been sick to my stomach since it was obvious the Mets had absolutely zero interest in re-signing Reyes, let alone his eventual signing with the dreaded Marlins. I also firmly believe...
It's no secret the level of disdain this GM has towards Jose Reyes. His smile, his hair, his handshakes, his dancing, his annoying antics...ugh! The new Miami Marlins shortstop will no longer be donning those nasty-ass dreds anymore though, due to a team rule. "One thing that I do, I wash my hair once a month. Every time I went to shower, I put a plastic bag on my hair...
No more dreadlocks for Jose Reyes.
The new Miami Marlins shortstop cut off his patented dreadlocks for charity on national TV Friday — though not entirely by choice. Reyes had to comply with a team rule prohibiting hair below a player’s helmet line.
After his trim, Reyes’ hair was donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida. They plan to auction the hair for charity on eBay.
Jose Reyes is ready to cut his dreads, and it's going to be an event. The MLB Network's “Hot Stove Show” will televise this monumental moment in hair history tonight at 6 p.m. ET.
The Marlins, who have had a long-standing policy regarding length of hair and facial hair said Reyes wouldn't be an exception when they inked the shortstop to a six-year, $106 million...
Underneath that hair it's a brown-eyed handsome man: Jose Reyes had to lose the hair due to a Florida Marlins rule. Jordan from Jordan’s Barber Shop in the Bronx cut Reyes' hair...which will now be...
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Jose Reyes is about to make a rare donation to the world of baseball memorabilia. He’s agreed not only to cut his hair live on MLB Network Friday at 6 p.m., but to donate those locks for charity.
Reyes’ hair is headed for eBay, with the proceeds benefiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida. They money will be used to help grant the wishes of local children with...
Photo Courtesy Of ESPNThe ridiculously hideous uniforms the Miami Marlins sport this upcoming season won't be the only reason some Mets fans may struggle to identify their old friend. Jose Reyes, as per franchise rules, had his dreads sheared off yesterday with some help from Harold Reynolds and the rest of MLB Network.If that picture doesn't bring back 2006 memories, I...
[youtube]R5e2h9bDu3Y[/youtube]Glad to see that Jose Reyes cleaned up his hair to properly represent the class and tradition that is the Miami Marlins.Yup, classy and understated. Just like this:[youtube]CZch2jIMVtk[/youtube]Makes perfect sense to me.(Editor's note: I hate the Miami Marlins more and more every day.)
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