Jose Reyes gets dreads trimmed on TV
SECAUCUS, N.J. -- Along with a new uniform, Jose Reyes has a new, close-cropped look.
The All-Star shortstop had his dreadlocks trimmed during a nationally televised haircut Friday on the MLB Network.
"A little bit lighter. It's going to take me a couple of days to get used to it," Reyes said.
"It's going to be a little bit emotional because I spent three years with this hair. But at the same time, I understand this rule of my new team," Reyes said before the snipping started. "I'm a team player, so I have to cut it off."
A man who would identify himself only as Jordan from Jordan's Barber Shop in the Bronx performed the haircut at the MLB Network studios. Network spokeswoman Lorraine Fisher said the trim will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida, which planned to auction the hair on eBay.
"One thing that I do, I wash my hair once a month," Reyes said. "Every time I went to shower, I put a plastic bag on my hair, and David Wright (is) always making fun of me because of that. I don't get my hair wet."
Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press