Rather than matching bleached hair, Evo Shields, gloves or cleats, a new trend has caught on in Sun Devil baseball, and that is the absence of head hair completely.
First it was redshirt senior Jackson Willeford who took a Twitter dare from his teammate junior center fielder Andrew Shaps.
On the night of Jan. 28, Shaps tweeted that if his post received over 100 favorites before 8 a.m. on Jan. 29, Willeford’s head would go bald.
The Ramona, Calif. native was true to his word.
There Willeford stood with his newly look alike athletic trainer Jesse Lowman.
But the shaved heads didn’t stop there. About a month later, on the night of Feb. 27, Willeford fired back at Shaps with a daring tweet of his own. This time, the tweet needed 500 favorites for Shaps to shave his head.
About just three and a half hours, an @ASU_baseball retweet and a Shaps retweet later, Willeford’s post got over 600 likes.
Here’s the process.
Here’s the aftermath.
If two players and an athletic trainer have caught on to the “Mr. Clean Bald” trend, who knows? Possibly the rest of the team may take the diamond with a smoothly shaved head by the end on the season.
Shaps, Willeford and the rest of the Sun Devis (4-3) return to action on Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m. at Phoenix Municipal Stadium for a one-game showdown against New Mexico State (6-3). Tuesday’s game is the first of a 12-game home stand where there will be plenty of time to catch the shaved headed Sun Devils.