12-year-old, punished for 'Rayhawk' haircut, gets a big surprise

Updated: October 15, 2008, 11:51 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

The Tampa Bay Rays' playoff run turned into a hair-raising experience for a 12-year-old fan who got in trouble for adopting the team's signature playoff hairstyle -- and then wound up on the field with his major-league heroes.

Zachary Sharples of Palmetto, Fla., celebrated the Rays' American League Divisional Series win over the Chicago White Sox by getting himself a "Rayhawk" -- a mohawk haircut -- mirroring the hairdos being sported by the AL East champs and their fans.

But when ...

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