"And the sign says "Long-haired freaky people need not apply"
So I put my hair up under my hat and I went in to ask him why
He said you look like a fine outstanding young man, I think you’ll do
So I took off my hat, I said "Imagine that, huh, me working for you"
"Japanese pitcher Kei Igawa left for New York on Monday to attend a news conference to mark his signing with the New York Yankees.
In keeping with Yankees rules, he cut his trademark long hair.
"I feel refreshed," he said."
I’m suspicious. Will Igawa, free-spirited eccentric and all-around wild man, pull a Tesla at today’s news conference and stun his new bosses when he takes off his hat only to reveal even longer hair?! The era of Igawa has begun and I think it’s going to be full of surprises and controversy. Dear god, I hope he pulls a Tesla…When do pitcher and catchers report again?
A side note: Has anyone else noticed how many "long-haired freaky" types the Yanks have signed in recent years? Randy Johnson, Johnny Damon, Jason Giambi, and now Kei Igawa. Maybe it’s my imagination but the Yanks seem to like to play with fire. It’s like the daughter of the preacher who likes the town bad boy. Very Freudian.