Crisp unleashes old-school hairstyle

Crisp unleashes old-school hairstyle

Crisp unleashes old-school hairstyle
A's center fielder Coco Crisp typically wears his hair in tight braids, but he sported a huge Afro on Thursday, reminiscent of former Major Leaguer Oscar Gamble in the '70s.

Why so?

"My head was itching," Crisp said before the series opener against Detroit. "My braids."

Reliever Grant Balfour told Crisp he should get a shampoo commercial, joining Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu.

"Baseball needs somebody," Crisp said.

Asked about Crisp's new look, A's manager Bob Geren said, "Yeah, yeah, a little retro look. He got a big hit for us [Wednesday]. That was good to see."