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Ironically-Named Marlins President Says Jose Reyes Will Have To Cut His Hair

The Miami Marlins made a big free agency splash by signing former New York Mets shortstop Jose Reyes to a six-year, $106 million contract which was officially announced on Wednesday. Sadly for Reyes, while he is busy counting his money and getting acclimated to his new surroundings, he will have no choice but to take care of some personal grooming tasks.

Via Big League Stew comes news that it was made clear during the news conference that Reyes will have to adhere to team policy and get his trademark dreads cut off. The Marlins forced Hanley Ramirez to cut his hair during spring training in 2009 and it’s apparent they expect Reyes to do the same thing, as evidenced by the following statement made Wednesday by the team’s president:

“The answer is, there’ll be team rules. Everyone follows the team rules, whatever they are.”

The Miami Marlins president’s name? David Samson. Samson? Seriously? A guy named Samson is demanding that another man get his hair cut? Isn’t that ironic? Don’t you think?