Anthony Rizzo's bat isn't the only thing Joc Pederson took from his former Cubs teammate to Atlanta.
But beyond that, he reflected on a theory Rizzo had while they were teammates in Chicago.
“'Trust me, good things happen when you go blonde,'” Pederson recalled Rizzo saying.
"Not sure if he fact-checked that, or where it came from, but he’d always be saying it."
Pederson got off to a slow start with the Braves and was back in Los Angeles in August for a series against the Dodgers, his club from 2014-20.
Remembering the theory, Pederson had his family hairstylist dye his hair blonde.
He hit a home run off Dodgers ace Walker Buehler the very next game.
"Rizzo texts me right after, thrilled — as if I proved his theory, and we discovered a major breakthrough in science or something," Pederson wrote. "And I’m not saying we did…...
"But at the same time: It really has just been that kind of season, man."
Pederson's teammates had fun with his new hair, getting his walk-up music changed to Eminem's "The Real Slim Shady."
It's become part of his iconic look this October, paired with a pearl necklace that has grown popular in Atlanta.
Pederson has been a standout performer this postseason along the way, bringing Joctober to Atlanta. Through 11 games, he's batting .273 with a .545 slugging percentage.
He's hit three home runs while using one of Rizzo's bats throughout the playoffs.
Maybe there's something to Rizzo's theory after all.