PORT CHARLOTTE Getting cut in spring training was never anything like this.
Before a crowd of smiling and cheering spectators, the Tampa Bay Rays' roster got trimmed in a most unusual fashion Thursday morning with the hair of players, coaches, staff and manager Joe Maddon cascading onto the Charlotte Sports Park boardwalk.
Donning yellow T-shirts with the message "Fortune Favors The Bald, the Rays parted with their locks in a symbolic show of support for children batting cancer with all proceeds benefitting the Pediatric Cancer Foundation and the Vincent Lecavalier Pediatric and Blood Disorders Cancer Center at All Childrens Hospital.
In all, 37 uniformed Rays and another 34 members of the front office took their seats in a handful of barber chairs lining the boardwalk and gladly did their part to help raise funds for pediatric cancer research. Leading the way was Maddon, whose wavy, auburn-dyed hair was among the first to be shorn.
Team barber Wilbur Bonilla calmly mowed thr...