Could ‘Big Hair’ Replace ‘Beards’ as the 2014 Red Sox Team Theme?

If Jackie Bradley Jr. is taking the lead, Big Hair will replace Long Beards as the theme that unites the 2014 Red Sox.

JBJ was seen sporting the new ‘do around Fenway all weekend while the Red Sox were getting spanked by the Tigers.

Bradley told’s Rob Bradford last week that the new look was coming, and he debuted the new style Saturday at the prompting of his teammates after the rookie outfielder had been braiding it for the past two years.

While it’s a fun theme to replace the beards, the follicle-challenged members of the Red Sox — and there are a lot of them — may have trouble keeping up in the big hair department.


And while JBJ’s ‘fro is looking sharp, he’s got a long way to go to catch former Indians star Oscar Gamble …


And former Red Sox players Coco Crisp and Pokey Reese would give JBJ a run for his money today.

Coco Crisp: Boston Globe Feb. 2008 / Jim Davis | Pokey Reese: AP 2004

So who wore is best: JBJ, Coco, or Pokey?

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