The most intriguing revelation Saturday at Fan Fest was Marlins president David Samson suggesting that his future with the franchise may depend on the success of new manager Don Mattingly. The most intriguing revelation Saturday at Fan Fest was Marlins president David Samson suggesting that his future with the franchise may depend on the success of new manager Don Mattingly. (Craig Davis)"I'm going to look 8, so good luck to me," Gordon said, but he conceded, "It's good for the team to have some structure."Mattingly played 14 seasons with the Yankees, who have had the most restrictive grooming policy, but mustaches were permitted.
“It would be very nice for this to be the last manager of my career. “It would be very nice for this to be the last manager of my career. In 1991, Mattingly was benched for a game by then-manager Stump Merrill regarding the length of his hair.
The Miami Marlins will have a different, more streamlined look this season, and it doesn't relate to the makeup of the ballclub.
While beards have become a trend in the major leagues in recent years, the Marlins have elected to swing in the opposite direction by imposing a ban on all facial hair.
It was the first time the new manager donned the uniform and directed baseball activities as pitchers and catchers took to the practice fields at Roger Dean Stadium.
But the process of building bridges has been underway...
But the process of building bridges has been underway... It grows back."At Saturday's Fan Fest, second baseman Dee Gordon still had a goatee that has helped conceal his youthful appearance since 2011.
(Craig Davis)"The last couple years we had beards, but we had to keep them short," said Dunn, who shaved his during the offseason. That was the last year I took a razor to the face."As for the new directive, Dunn said, "Initially, not too many guys were happy about it. It will be gone when position players report Tuesday.
"I just think when everybody gets to weigh in on it, this is what we want and this is the way we go.He cut it the next day, and his sheared locks were auctioned for charity.Guys may like it or not like it."As long as we're consistent, I think it's not that big a deal.At the end of the day we're trying to win games."The Marlins have gone back and forth on the facial hair policy in recent years.
Reliever Mike Dunn, who has been on the club since 2011, said it has fluctuated between restricting it to goatees and allowing full beards.Officially, Friday was Day 1 for Don Mattingly as Miami Marlins field boss.