"Fortune favors the bald." Shaving our heads on 3/15 to pay tribute to children battling cancer: pcfcutforacure.org (@pediatriccancer).
— Joe Maddon (@RaysJoeMaddon) March 9, 2012
Last week, Maddon revealed his plan to shave his head as a tribute to children fighting cancer. He’ll be joined by a growing list of players, including Alex Cobb, Wade Davis, Sam Fuld, Brandon Gomes, Elliot Johnson, Matt Joyce, Cesar Ramos and James Shields and coaches Tom Foley and Dave Martinez. While describing the pitch he made to get his players and fellow coaches to participate, Maddon delivered one of the best quotes of Spring Training to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times:
"It's like Demi Moore in 'GI Jane' (right) — if you're good-looking, you're good-looking. Those of us who are not, we have something to be concerned with."
The shave will take place this Thursday and will benefit the Pediatric Cancer Foundation and the Vincent Lecavalier Pediatric Cancer and Blood Disorders Center at All Children’s Hospital.