In sports, players can become famous for reasons other than what they do during the game. Their look or persona can contribute to their marketability.
Now, the Giants’ Tim Lincecum is certainly a talented pitcher, but his long hair definitely added to his appeal. But Lincecum has decided to go with a new look for the new year.
He looks like Ferris Bueller. Where’s Cameron?
— MLB (@MLB) February 8, 2013