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Joe Maddon is shaving his head for charity

Mar 9, 2012, 12:48 PM EDT

Joe Maddon AP

Aside from reporting to camp in “The Best Shape Of His Life” shaving your head for charity might be the biggest trend of spring training this year.

Jose Reyes did it first, live on MLB Network no less, and then Josh Johnson did it with considerably less fanfare. And now Rays manager Joe Maddon is joining the fun in the name of raising money for the Pediatric Cancer Foundation and the Vincent Lecavalier Pediatric Cancer and Blood Disorders Center at All Children’s Hospital.

Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports that Maddon will shave his head Thursday and “will encourage other players, coaches and team officials to do so as well.”

Or as Maddon put it: “It’s under the heading, fortune favors the bald.”

Third base coach Tom Foley and bench coach Dave Martinez are already on board, although presumably Martinez’s spectacular mountain-man beard will be staying put.

  1. cur68 - Mar 9, 2012 at 1:03 PM

    How is Calcaterra not all over this?

    Anyways, Maddon keeps this up he’ll run out of ways to be cooler than everyone else by mid July.

    Vote Joe Maddon for commish!

  2. kranepool - Mar 9, 2012 at 1:11 PM

    Has anyone seen Joe Maddon and Barry Weiss of Storage Wars in the same room at the same time?

  3. El Bravo - Mar 9, 2012 at 1:14 PM

    I’m at a complete loss as to why Craig didn’t write this post keeping with his “I”m bald and I’m proud theme”. You guys having trouble keeping your huckleberries in line? Aaron, you are the resident expert of BSOHL stories now, Craig should be covering hair stories (puns intended).

  4. JB (the original) - Mar 9, 2012 at 1:42 PM

    I hardly recognized him there without the signature Drew Carey brush cut….

  5. fearlessleader - Mar 9, 2012 at 4:11 PM

    I keep reading this as “Joe Maddon is shaving his head for clarity.”

  6. bufordmaddogtannen - Mar 9, 2012 at 4:57 PM

    With his hat on he looks like Brick Top. Here….not so much.

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