Facial Hair Fascism

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    Note: Fascism here is used in the general sense of hyperauthoritarian, not as a government term.

    Andrew McCutcheon just got traded from the San Francisco Giants to the New York Wankees.

    That in itself is degrading enough all by itself. But McCutcheon had signature dreadlocks and a beard, which looked really good on him. The Wankees have made him shave it all off.

    Seems the Wankers have a "policy" :gay: of no facial hair. Far as I know the only baseball team that dick-tates how their players can grow their own hair.

    McCutcheon made no waves about it; he's a humble sort and a first class guy as well as a five-tool player. But shame on the Wankees for making an already ignominious team reputation even worse than it already is. Yet another reason this franchise is so despised.

    For McCutcheon's sake I hope he escapes. Being sent to the Wankees is an insult to any player.
     
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    How dare organizations hold their employees to some standards.

    Sounds like it will be the latest thing for loser lefties to whine about.
     
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    Much as I despise the Yankees (actually their fans), this has been around for decades with them.

    And for most baseball players losing the beard is worth it to wear Pinstripes.

    God I hate that team.....
     
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    Of course that is their call, and as the employer they have that right. No one disputes that.

    Not sure what your point is here but you appear to be deliberately conflating the right to say something with what the statement says about the sayer. Nobody says the Wankees can't prohibit facial hair --- the point is what their doing so says about them. Hence --- the thread title.
     
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    For what these guys get paid, they would happily wear a silly polkadot bowtie and high heel shoes all day.
     
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    Clean shaven looks best on a man. Not that I'm gay or anything. Just my view.

    Ironically, a representative for a minor league team called up my son a couple of days ago and he was offered a full time job starting in the spring and the first thing I told him before he left to meet them was to shave that weird looking thing off of his chin.That was yesterday, actually, that he went.

    I hated that thing. You know that little thing they grow on their chin when they haven't matured enough to grow a full beard. Kind of a Fu Manchu thingamabob. Looked silly to me.
     
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    The thing is --- what it looks like to you is irrelevant. It ain't your face.

    Just as what you look like to him is irrelevant.
     
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    Yes, I know. You're right.

    But...the Yankees want that clean cut American male look, though, given that they have an image they want to promote. I agree with it. Even their minor league affiliate has the unspoken rule. One of my son's teammates from when they were in their teens got drafted to the Yanks, they put him in their minor league program, and the beard came off before he got there. Smooth as a baby's bottom, it was. And remains that way. lol.

    At the very least, a feller should recognize where his bread is buttered.
     
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    Back when it was fashionable to do so my Dad started growing sideburns, or at least letting his razor line lower a bit. I though it was very cool and encouraged him. I also thought he would look damn good with a beard. But he never did that and cut back the sides.

    But hey, it's his face, his choice, I have nothing to say about it. But I grew my own and he had no proscriptions about mine either. Same thing -- my face, my business.

    I just don't get the concept of dictating to somebody else what they have to look like. It's none of my business.
     
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    As an aside, I've never been a fan of the DoD spending millions in the NFL and other professional sports platforms to promote foreign conflict in the form of patriotizing preemptive militarization, or using sports platforms to create the illusion of justification for spending trillions of dollars we don't have on war, or to use a sports venue as a recruiting utility...but...we don't see kneelers at a baseball diamond. So, that's all I have to say about that.
     
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