How Twitter reacted to Clint Frazier getting a haircut to appease the Yankees
Folks are not happy that Frazier's flowing locks are gone
If youâve seen Clint Frazier before, you know the signature aspect of his appearance is his red hair -- or, more specifically, his flowing red hair. Frazier wants to enjoy his hairline while he has it, and that includes wearing his hair shoulder-length in the back.
Hereâs a picture from last July for context:
The problem for Frazier is that a few weeks after the picture was snapped, he was traded to the New York Yankees as part of the Cleveland Indiansâ Andrew Miller trade. The Yankees, as most everyone knows, are obsessed with a clean, professional look. Ergo this scene from Friday morning:
It might not require saying, but Twitter is peeved with this outcome. As such, weâve decided to highlight some of the best reactions. Weâll begin with the serious:
But sure, why would baseball or the Yankees want to market a young, personable, exciting player when it can keep appealing to 60-year-olds?— Jared Diamond (@jareddiamond) March 10, 2017
CLINT FRAZIER'S HAIR IS A DISTRACTION BUT NOT THE ABUSER THAT WE SIGNED TO A VERY EXPENSIVE CONTRACT— Jayson Buford (@jaysonbuford) March 10, 2017
Any team that employs Aroldis Chapman can take this whole "distraction" stuff and shove it. https://t.co/WvQMbe3A82— Jenn Smith (@Baseball_Jenn) March 10, 2017
Attention MLB free agents: Come join a team that won't let you have a personality and whose president will belittle you over money!— Jon Tayler (@JATayler) March 10, 2017
Only on the Yankees is fun a distraction. Sigh. https://t.co/dxHFWmItd0— El Gran IvÃ¡n (@theiri) March 10, 2017
Rest assured, though, there was some humor to be found, too:
you vs. the guys steinbrenner tells you not to worry about pic.twitter.com/uRSdEUohwW— zack 4 congress (@BeersNTrumpets) March 10, 2017
It's a red hairing https://t.co/TQvSHTvSRi— Neal Kendrick (@neal_kendrick) March 10, 2017
Live look in at Joe Girardi pic.twitter.com/KuDCcGbKdi— Mike Gianella (@MikeGianella) March 10, 2017
As if Girardiâs head isnât a distraction. Look at that thing. https://t.co/8FhoP4tF8s— Dave Brown (@AnswerDave) March 10, 2017
Clint Frazier's hair is a distraction but this isn't. pic.twitter.com/QiHk1Mrppc— Stacey Gotsulias (@StaceGots) March 10, 2017
So, yes. The quickest way to get on Baseball Twitterâs bad side? Pressure your excitinâ young prospect into cutting his hair for no reason other than tradition. On the bright side, the hair will serve a good purpose all the same:
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