LoMo, Marlins shave heads for charity

LoMo, Marlins shave heads for charity

LoMo, Marlins shave heads for charity
MIAMI -- Marlins players and employees reached out for a good cause on Saturday afternoon.

To support the "Bald, Brave, Beautiful Project" at Miami Children's Hospital, the Marlins offered the gift of hair.

Team president David Samson, left fielder Logan Morrison and a number of his teammates, and front-office personnel had their hair cut outside Marlins Park before the team faced the Nationals on Saturday night.

"Logan and I were talking about this," Samson said. "We were talking about all the kids in Miami Children's Hospital who don't have a choice to wear their hair like this. We all have a choice, and we're lucky.

"We decided to show some unity and raise some money. Any time you can raise some money, we'll do anything."

Morrison lost his father, Tom, to cancer in 2010, and he remains active raising awareness for those less fortunate.

"I think any time you can do something as small as this to help kids out, who are going through what they're going through, it's the least we can do," Morrison said.

A number of players, including Justin Ruggiano, Heath Bell, Steve Cishek, Chad Gaudin, Greg Dobbs and Scott Cousins, had their hair cut right on the West Plaza outside the ballpark.

Hitting coach Eduardo Perez also took part.

"So many people are doing this," Samson said. "So many front-office people and players, and there are some 50, 60 kids here who are saying, 'Wow, you really care about us this much, to not just raise money but to look like we look.' So it was an easy decision to do."