From "Travis Schlichting rocks the greatest mullet in baseball history" by Jeff Passan (!) at Big League Stew:
I understand that this is going out on a fragile limb above a pool shared by sharks and alligators, but I witnessed the greatest mullet in baseball history Sunday morning, and I refuse to believe otherwise.
Randy Johnson may have sported the curly afterbirth on his neck, and John Kruk may have rocked the accompanying gut, and Troy Tulowitzki may have had the ironic twist to his charity mullet, but nobody – nobody – can compete with the absolute resplendence that topped Travis Schlichting's head on Sunday.
Schlichting is a 26-year-old right-hander trying to make the Los Angeles Dodgers' bullpen, and it's been a rough spring. In his first outing, he allowed three runs. Last time out, two unearned runs scored. He needed a change.
"I wasn't really pitching too well and was going to shave my hair," Schlichting said. "I decided to turn it into a joke at the field for a couple days."
Around 8:15 a.m. Sunday, when Schlichting entered the Dodgers' clubhouse from the back, there was an audible gasp. The more players filtered in, the better the reaction got. Veteran Gabe Kapler glanced across the room at Schlichting and mustered only a whisper: "Holy smokes." Another Dodger yelled: "Kenny Powers!"
Perhaps the best reaction came from pitching coach Rick Honeycutt, who was going around the clubhouse to check on his staff when he came upon Schlichting.
"Oh my God," Honeycutt said. "What the hell?"