LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- It's an odd sight, watching someone with a full mop of hair get his head shaved -- before a group of interested onlookers -- without being draped by a barbershop-style cape that funnels the clipped locks to the ground.
But when you're Kris Medlen, one of baseball's hottest pitchers for the second halves of the last two seasons, and willing to go bald on live TV (FOX 5 news in Atlanta), there's also great value in letting the powerful "Braves" emblem/logo emblazoned on his uniform shine throughout such a worthwhile event.
On Wednesday morning, Medlen stepped up and eagerly became the face of the Rally Foundation For Childhood Cancer Research, donating his time, follicles and money to the cause.
In addition to allowing his head to be shaved -- with Gage Worley getting the first turn with the razor -- Medlen will donate $1,000 to the first 10 'Rally vs. Cancer' challenge participants who raise $1,000 for the cause. (For more information, click here.)