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.