August 5, 2013



A certain class of player seems more than capable of that sort of salesmanship. A guy like Harper seems made for right now. He has a salty all-Americanism that can be tweaked for mockery or suavity or awesome extremeness — earlier this year he sprinted into the outfield wall. He also has that hair, and the hair is a big deal. For one thing, it’s cool. For another, Harper is really into how cool it is. The hair gives him a look. Actually, with a variety of beards, it gives him a lot of looks. There’s sexy waiter, mean barista, distracted biker, varsity wrestler, “Williamsburg,” “Mission,” Portlandia, “this old thing?,” “come ‘ere, girl,” and “Dante at F.S.C. Barber cut it.” Harper has hair you envy, hair you marry, hair that gets you divorced. And the thing about that hair, the thing that makes Harper a star, is that it’s he who has all the control. The hair’s never wearing him. It’s cooperating, declining offers to tour with Robin Thicke. (via Sportstorialist: Baseball’s Swagger Problem - Grantland)

A certain class of player seems more than capable of that sort of salesmanship. A guy like Harper seems made for right now. He has a salty all-Americanism that can be tweaked for mockery or suavity or awesome extremeness — earlier this year he sprinted into the outfield wall. He also has that hair, and the hair is a big deal. For one thing, it’s cool. For another, Harper is really into how cool it is. The hair gives him a look. Actually, with a variety of beards, it gives him a lot of looks. There’s sexy waiter, mean barista, distracted biker, varsity wrestler, “Williamsburg,” “Mission,” Portlandia, “this old thing?,” “come ‘ere, girl,” and “Dante at F.S.C. Barber cut it.” Harper has hair you envy, hair you marry, hair that gets you divorced. And the thing about that hair, the thing that makes Harper a star, is that it’s he who has all the control. The hair’s never wearing him. It’s cooperating, declining offers to tour with Robin Thicke. (via Sportstorialist: Baseball’s Swagger Problem - Grantland)

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