May 09, 2007

Reyes Gets A Free Pass

Ken Davidoff at On The Mets Beat, writes about Jose Reyes and why hedoesn't have to shave his head:

Despite some grumbling this morning from a few veterans, it looks like Jose Reyes is getting a free pass on the whole buzzed-head trend. Reyes has stubbornly refused to submit to the clippers, even after saying Tuesday he would do it when Aaron Heilman did. Following Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Giants, both Heilman and Tom Glavine got buzzed, but Reyes protested.

"It takes me so long to grow it like that," said Reyes, who wears his hair in tightly-cropped curls.

"I don't know.Maybe tomorrow I'll do it."

"He doesn't have a regular 'do," manager Willie Randolph said. "To do his, that's a decision to make. He's got a little curl going and it takes a while for him to grow it back."

If Reyes was a backup infielder, and not an MVP-caliber shortstop, you can bet those curls would be gone by now. Even general manager Omar Minaya had his head buzzed by Carlos Beltran this morning, much to the surprise of everyone in the clubhouse.

"Part of the team, bro," Minaya said. "If you're part of the team, you're part of the team. We're all in this together."

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