NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The Mets are following the lead of their captain.
Not just in regard to how he acts on and off the field, but how he conducts himself in the barbershop.
Yeah, that’s right.
Superstar third baseman David Wright has been rocking a new cut in camp, with his head shaved on the sides and long, wavy hair on top.
The seven-time All-Star jokingly told reporters that he has “good flow.”
Teammates seem to be fans of Wright’s new style, so much so that they’ve copied the feared hitter.
Infielder Wilmer Flores, outfielder Eric Young, Jr., catcher Travis d’Arnaud, first basemen Ike Davis and Josh Satin and starting pitcher Matt Harvey all imitated the haircut.
Harvey didn’t credit Wright for his decision to switch it up, however, instead citing actor Brad Pitt as inspiration.
The new-look crew is now encouraging second baseman Daniel Murphy and outfielder Curtis Granderson to get on board.
Grandy isn’t sure he can take the plunge. He’s turning 33 in March, but he still has to worry about whether his parents are OK with such a bold move.
“We’ll see,” the three-time All-Star said, according to the Mets’ official website. “Mom and Dad are here today. They might not approve.”
But in all seriousness, New York’s premier free-agent signing this offseason feels that the haircuts are good for team unity ahead of Opening Day, bringing together both young players and seasoned veterans.
“I think 10 guys just got all their hair cut together,” Granderson said, according to the New York Daily News. “A little team stuff. I had just gotten mine, or else I would have jumped into the mix, too. Little things like that are really good for the clubhouse.”
Granderson homered twice in the Mets’ victory over the Astros on Tuesday. He’s 3-for-7 thus far in Grapefruit League play.
Wright has yet to see game action this spring.
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