Cut ups: Cardinals get new ‘dos

Things have gotten hairy in the St. Louis Cardinals’
clubhouse.

Most of the players got their heads shaved before Monday’s game
at Houston as a way to break the monotony of their longest road
trip of the season. The players took turns doing the cutting and a
large pile of multicolored locks covered the floor.

Several Cardinals took cell phone pictures of themselves after
their cuts.

Manager Tony La Russa says he likes the new styles because
they’re so ugly, he won’t have to worry about his players staying
out late. La Russa says he told his players he won’t join in unless
they get a five-game lead in the NL Central race.

St. Louis entered Monday night’s game five games behind
Cincinnati.