Miami Marlins shortstop Jose Reyes got his first haircut in years Friday, and he is auctioning off the remains of his once-attached dreadlocks for charity.
The newest Marlin infielder had to chop of his locks to comply with the team's long-standing personal grooming policy, as did teammate and fellow All-Star Hanley Ramirez a few seasons ago.
MLB Network televised the haircut, since no activity is too personal for a professional athlete to broadcast anymore.
Reyes also donated his shorn dreadlocks to the Make a Wish Foundation of Southern Florida, which is now auctioning them off on eBay. The Foundation grants the wishes of children who have life-threatening illnesses.
According to the listing, Reyes had not had his hair cut since 2007. And if you thought no one would want to own Reyes' dreadlocks, you'd be dead wrong. As of late Monday night, the bidding had gone up to $6,112, with over a day remaining in the auction.
Reyes is now going with a close-cropped look, and he does not seem terribly upset about having to shed his dreadlocks. Though he did say the haircut would be "a little bit emotional," he added, "I'm a team player, so I have to cut it off."
During the broadcast, Reyes recounted that former Mets teammate David Wright used to tease him for wearing a plastic bag over his hair in the shower. He won't need the plastic bags anymore, so at least his new hairdo will be more eco-friendly.
You can watch a clip of Reyes' haircut below.