The Yankees‘ famous hair policy doesn’t allow players to grow beards, so Odor had to shave the beard he had been growing since 2015. Odor said the shave was “weird” and so different that his daughter didn’t even want to look at him. “It was weird. I feel weird,” Odor told reporters.
Why do the Yankees force players to shave?
At the time, then-franchise owner George Steinbrenner pushed for the team to adopt a grooming policy. It specified that players’ hair is not allowed to make contact with their shirt collars as well as that they are not permitted to have any facial hair besides mustaches.