June 24th, 2009
Magglio Ordonez is back in the Tigers lineup for a second straight night. His long locks of hair, on the other hand, are somewhere on the floor, or wherever his barber left them.
With everything that has been going on this year, Ordonez was ready for a change. So he got his hair cut — short. He said it was his first haircut in five years, though you might remember he had short hair during his first season as a Tiger in 2005. The new Magglio look is a lot like that, only maybe with a little more hair on top.
“Change,” Ordonez said. “Overhauling. Maybe I hit like old Magglio.”
The first 90-degree day of the summer in Detroit might’ve also had an impact.
“Hot,” he said. “Too heavy.”
The long hair had become so much of Magglio’s image that it was a scene in the clubhouse when he walked in with the shorter look. You could hear the hollering all the way from the manager’s office down the hall.
“He looks younger now,” said closer Fernando Rodney, who had big hair himself until Freddy Dolsi gave him a buzz cut last summer.
- Granderson, CF
- Polanco, 2B
- Cabrera, 1B
- Thames, DH
- Kelly, LF
- Inge, 3B
- Ordonez, RF
- Laird, C
- Everett, SS
The Tigers will hold their first-ever live Twitter event tonight starting at 7 p.m., around the start of the game against the Cubs. Ron Colangelo, the team’s vice president of communications, and special guests will answer questions from their Twitter page followers @official_tigers from game time until the 7th inning. Fans will also have a chance to win tickets to a future Tigers home game.
Full details are at tigers.com/tweetevent.