Gerrit Cole has funny comment about shaving beard for Yankees
Most people would be willing to make a lot of sacrifices for $324 million, and one of the ones Gerrit Cole had to make when he signed with the New York Yankees was bidding farewell to his facial hair.
Cole has had a beard throughout his entire MLB career, but he now must adhere to the Yankees’ notorious appearance policy, which forbids facial hair. At his introductory press conference on Wednesday, Cole took the podium clean-shaven.
Gerrit Cole is OFFICIALLY a Yankee! pic.twitter.com/dm04YZMkZm
— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) December 18, 2019
Naturally, the right-hander was asked about having to shave now that he is a member of the Yankees. He had a great response.
Cole on shaving his beard: “I’ve experienced razor burn now for the first time.”
— Mark Feinsand (@Feinsand) December 18, 2019
The Yankees’ appearance policy has led to some very unique concerns for star players in the past, but they certainly have a reputation for paying well. Cole may have liked his beard, but he now has 324 million reasons to help him forget about it.