Jacob deGrom, he of the 95 mph fastball, 9.66 K/9, 0.98 WHIP, and deLovely, deLuscious, and deLicious locks that are the envy and desire of every straight woman, I’d bet some gay women too, and you too straight boys, is NEVER GOING TO CUT HIS HAIR. The land rejoices!
Why you ask? The following scouting report from Klapisch appears in NorthJersey.com:
“First of all, I see this guy on the mound who looks like a stick figure,” the hitter said. “I mean, you don’t see major league pitchers who look like that. And he’s got that hair – you can’t not look at it, it’s everywhere. It bothers me when I’m trying to pick up the ball out of his hand. All I see is hair.”
The hitter was someone who had never faced deGrom before.
When Klapisch asked deGrom about it, this was the 27-year-old RHP’s response:
“Not really, I don’t talk to hitters much, but I guess now I’ll never cut it.”
deGrom went from “I’m cutting my hair off, it’s a pain” to “I’m never cutting it off.”
The article is a MUST CLICK link for anyone who is interested in a scouting report on the Mets’ three aces: Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey, and Syndergaard.
Compared to deGrom’s long, fluid delivery, Harvey appears to slingshot the ball, which means, “There’s much less time to react with him,” said one National League veteran. “You think you see it and then the ball is on or past you. The pitch you think you’re going to square up on, you end up fouling off.”
The Son of Odin. Fastball. Fastball. Fastball. Did I mention fastball? 102 mph.
“He loves his fastball too much,” said one veteran hitter. “The guy has a much better curveball than he gives himself credit for. Couple of times I saw it I thought, ‘Wow, that wasn’t just a get-me-over hook. That was for real.’
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