Hair doesn't make the man, but for Magglio Ordonez, it sure seemed to add character. So when he decided to get his first haircut in five years, possibly in an effort to snap a brutal slump at the plate, it caused quite a scene in the Detroit Tigers' clubhouse."Change," Ordonez said.
"Overhauling. Maybe I hit like old Magglio."Ordonez then promised to auction off the shaved hair for charity, with a starting bid of $5,000. Most of us aren't the type to bid on someone's bodily artifacts, but sure enough, a fanatic out there had the fetish and cash to match.
Ordonez's auctioned items -- including the hair, an autographed bat, and use of the outfielder's Comerica Park private box for the Sept. 15 game against Kansas City -- sold for a whopping $6,100 as bidding ended Saturday night. 100% of the money received will benefit Imerman Angels, a charity that connects cancer survivors with cancer patients and also networks caregivers.