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Guerrero and Ordonez take reverse-Samson approach

Earlier this week Vladimir Guerrero shaved off his trademark dreadlocks in an effort to break out of his season-long slump and yesterday Magglio Ordonez followed suit by trimming his ... well, I’m not quite sure what you’d call his previous hair style, but it was long. Steve Kornacki of has all the details:

Magglio Ordonez, at the suggestion of his wife, had a stylist come to his home today and cut off the curly black locks of hair that had become a big part of his persona as a Detroit Tiger. “It has been five years,” said Ordonez, who grew the hair out shortly after joining the Tigers in 2005. “It’s a change, an overhauling. Maybe I will hit the like the old Magglio.”

Ordonez caused quite a stir walking into the clubhouse, and a teammate shouted, “He looks like [Armando] Galarraga!” Asked about that, Galarraga smiled and said, “They are trying to say he looks good.” ... Tigers manager Jim Leyland joked about wanting to make a toupee out of some of Ordonez’s clippings. “And I want a red perm” Leyland said. “I just kind of like the color red.”

Good to know, Jim. Good to know.

So far at least the reverse-Samson approach has worked for both players. Guerrero went 2-for-5 with three RBIs last night, smacking his first homer since April 12, and Ordonez collected a pair of hits in a Tigers victory.

Better yet, Ordonez is now auctioning off his old locks for charity, complete with a picture of the giant pile of hair.