Spring training hasn't even started yet, and there is already terrible Red Sox news to share: Red Sox All-Star and utility man Brock Holt has gotten a haircut.
We don't know what his hair now looks like. We don't know how short it is. We do know that it's shorter than it was, though, and that his hair will no longer peek out from underneath his hat nor his helmet in 2016.
"It was just time," he recently told the Herald. "It was long. I got tired of it. I got a haircut on the last day of the season on 2014, so I wanted to grow it out a year. I grew it out a year. Kept it going. I thought I’ll try to grow it through the offseason. But I didn’t want it anymore. I chopped it off. That first shower after getting a haircut, it felt great."
Holt made the All-Star team with that hair. What if he just got himself Sampsoned by sitting in that chair at the salon? What if the Red Sox are now doomed because of his decision to rob us of stunning photograph like this?!
Okay, okay, deep breaths. Maybe things will be okay. Andrew McCutchen cut his hair a year ago, and he still hit .292/.401/.488 and the Pirates made the playoffs. Plenty of players in multiple sports have sworn that their careers took off at the moment they decided to shave the top of their head clean, even, so maybe a few snips isn't the end of the world.
And hey, wait a second, the Red Sox were bad in 2015 and finished in last place. And Holt had basically the same season with the hair as he did a year before, when it wasn't all spilling down his neck.
Dammit, Brock, why didn't you cut your hair sooner?