- Dec 4, 2009
He seems to be one of the first “star” players to call out the Yankees antiquated facial hair policy.
Andrew McCutchen thinks the Yankeesshould cut their hair policy.
“I definitely do think it takes away from our individualism as players and as people,” McCutchen told Jensen Karp on “The Sports Bubble” podcast. “We express ourselves in different ways.”
McCutchen spent about two months with the Yankees in 2018, coming over from the Giants in a trade and playing a role in their playoff run.
McCutchen thinks owner Hal Steinbrennershould seriously consider booting the rule that his father, late own George Steinbrenner, implemented in 1973.
“I feel like maybe there should be some change there in the future — who knows when — but it’s just one of the many things in this game that I feel that there just needs ... it needs to be talked about, and to be addressed,” said McCutchen, who took a three-year, $50-million deal from the Philadelphia Phillies following his stint with the Yankees.
He said it would have been tough for him to do when he was sporting his dreads. He said cutting them, even on his own accord, was a “very tough thing for me to do.”
“Because that was who I was,” he said. “That was how I expressed myself. That’s who made me Andrew McCutchen. That’s how people noticed who I was, it made me unique. I think, especially in this year, the year of 2020, I just feel like these things are, or should be, things that people should take at heart and realize that we have a way of expressing ourselves in different ways.”
Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Andrew McCutchen: New York Yankees' hair policy "takes away from our individualism as players and as people."