Break out the RallyHawks.
Hunter Pence and Geoff Blum walked into the clubhouse on Friday sporting these RallyHawks, with two intentions: to show their support for the Rockets [who sport their own version of the RallyHawk, called the VonHawk], and to spark a rally of sorts on
their own scuffling team.
Now comes the hard part — getting their teammates on board. Wesley Wright, who wears his hair very short, said he’d try to grow it out a little this week and then revisit the opportunity. Blum surmised Tim Byrdak would be the toughest to convince to obtain the Rally Hawk. Logistically, it just might not be possible.
“The guy’s already follically challenged,” Blum said.
Byrdak, whose head of hair won’t be mistaken for that of, say, Tom Selleck’s during his Magnum P.I. days, didn’t sound enthused about the notion of cutting even a little off the sides.
“I’ve got two brothers that are bald,” Byrdak said. “I’m trying to hold onto my hair as long as I can.”
Lance Berkman might be a hard sell as well.
“If you look like a goon, is it worth it?” he asked. Then, acknowledging his .184 batting average, added, “At this point, I don’t need to be drawing any undue attention to myself.”