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FanPost Friday: A Mariners Good Hair Day

Who had the best flow, salad, arugula, etc?

Oakland Athletics v Seattle Mariners
miss u, benny ballgame
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Having a distinct hairstyle of some kind is one way that baseball players can express their personality or personal tastes a bit in a game that historically values uniformity and plainness. As hair styles changed and standards relaxed a bit in the 1970’s, MLB players started embracing longer hair, afros, curls, and all manners of wacky facial hair and beards. Trends have come and gone since then, but it seems we’re in quite a prolonged period of expressive hairstyles among ballplayers

So! I ask you, dear LL readers, to dig into the Mariners player archives give me....

Your All-Hair Mariners Team

Seattle Mariners Workout
a goat for a GOAT
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Break it down by position, if you will. For example, in center field, do you prefer Dave Henderson’s classy ‘fro and handlebar mustache combo or Franklin Gutierrez’s precise fade with a wavy faux-hawk? Lots of choices at the pitcher position, be it Randy Johnson’s powerful mullet, JJ Putz’s fire red soul patch, or one of Félix Hernández’s many kingly #lewks over the years (the bleach blonde wildness was my favorite).

Seattle Mariners
iconic! rest in peace, dave.
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If you just want to write an ode to a single player’s locks, that’s fine, too. Just submit your answers regarding your favorite Mariners hair of all time in the form of a FanPost and we’ll front page the best submissions over the weekend.

Sports Contributor Archive 2018
the man had BIG UNIT embroidered on his damn turtle neck, y’all

Also, hockey players do this whole thing better while wearing helmets.