The Arizona Diamondbacks have been hot lately winning nine straight games. They’re now six games ahead of the Giants in the NL West and their magic number is 20 to clinch the division. They have a big three-game set with the Giants beginning Friday night and the stakes are greater than just a potential shift in the standings. As Hardball Talk points out to us, D-Backs front office men Kevin Towers (pictured) and Derrick Hall will shave their heads if the team’s winning streak reaches 10.
That agreement apparently was in place this week when the team had only won six in a row. Third baseman Ryan Roberts tweeted about the deal on Wednesday, writing “I can’t wait to get the 10th win in SF so I can shave some heads!!!! I can’t say who but everyone will see. Hahaha.”
Cat’s out of the bag, Ryan. We know who’s involved. And apparently Roberts has expressed his desire to shave the heads on home plate. Hey, if the D-Backs can win their weekend series with the Giants, I’m guessing their execs will only be too happy to go bald. They’re not the first people in baseball to lose hair during a streak, but usually guys change it up when their team is losing, not winning.
UPDATE: The D-Backs lost to the Giants Friday night, ending their streak at nine. Derrick Hall tweeted “Not happy! I would much rather have to shave my head tonight!”