Faulkner (or Hemingway or Stephen King) said you should kill your darlings, and that's what Jacob deGrom is doing: After the World Series, the Mets star is chopping his beautiful, flowing New York locks.
At Tuesday's media session, deGrom was asked to compare his own impressive hair to that of Kansas City's Johnny Cueto. Cueto and deGrom will face off in Game 2 of the World Series. deGrom deferred to his opponent, if only because his hair has an expiration date.
"I think mine is gone at the end of the year, so I'll give that award to him," deGrom said. "It's driving me nuts. I've got to get rid of it."
Which is sad news for the rest of us, because long-hairs who can throw shutouts are a rare sight. Plus, deGrom's hair has so much volume that it seems a crime he doesn't already have an endorsement deal signed with a major shampoo and conditioner label. So it's with a wince and a shake of the head that we bid a reluctant farewell to deGrom's hair, although we still have the World Series to enjoy his unique look. In the meantime, let's have a little fun test-driving potential new cuts for the pitcher: