Catcher Chris Gimenez will wax poetic about Cole Hamels' hair to keep him loose during starts
Cole Hamels is known for many things -- his ability to throw a baseball, his aptitude with a hot dog cannon -- but above all else, he's the owner of some pretty glorious hair. It's more than just a fashion choice: It's a baseball institution, and any report of a haircut is met with grave despair. Just look at it:
So, it only makes sense that when trying to keep the Rangers ace loose on the mound during starts, catcher Chris Gimenez chooses those flowing locks as positive affirmation. And, apparently, Gimenez feels as passionately about it as the rest of us do, as he explained during Tuesday's press conference before Game 5 of the ALDS:
Much as we appreciate the poetry of Gimenez's "Ode Upon a Lock of Hair," sometimes he has to break out the big guns:
Call it dumb all you want, but if the postseason teaches us anything, it's that your favorite movie can say a lot about you.