TORONTO — Josh Donaldson is no stranger to mixing it up when it comes to hairstyles but the Blue Jays third baseman says his new clean-shaven look is more accident than fashion statement.
Was the clean look a bid to change fortunes on the baseball diamond, he was asked?
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“Actually, no. I got a new beard trimmer the other day and I went to trim my beard down a little bit and whenever I trimmed it I kind of nicked it, so I had to go with it, just had to shave everything off,” he said.
Donaldson repeated that the new look had nothing to do with luck.
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“I kind of believe you make your own luck, and you go out there and you create your own destiny.”
Whatever it was it worked. A smooth-faced Donaldson homered in Toronto’s 5-1 win over Cleveland on Tuesday, staving off playoff elimination in the American League Championship Series.