Yes, “Manny being Manny” is one of the most overused expressions in baseball. However, with Manny’s recent “retirement,” or whatever it was, let’s take a moment to reflect upon Manny Ramirez. No, I don’t want to talk about his formidable skill. I want to take a look back at his haircut, or rather lack thereof.
I guess you could say his haircut was kind of representative of his career. Early on, in Cleveland, it was neat and tidy. By 2004 in Boston, it was messy, but still manageable. By the time his career with the Red Sox was winding down, the hair and the personality were disasters. By 2009 to 2011, there was just no order to it, as Manny floated from LA to Chicago to Tampa (sort of).
This all said, there is no way I could ever pull this ‘do off, and that makes me jealous. Long, greasy, probably rarely washed. What did it smell like? Never mind, I don’t want to know. Later, Manny.