Thursday, October 09, 2008
Big League Stew had the chance to chat with NESN, and now TBS Analyst, Dennis Eckersley recently and the former closer had an interesting response to questions about his haircut. A few people, most notably Mike Greenberg, have bashed Eck's hair as of late, and he just doesn't know why....
BLS: So what's your response?Greenberg called the hairstyle distracting, and while it's not the greatest thing I've ever seen atop someone's head, I don't really see it as such. Well it's certainly not as distracting as someone with a nasally voice, saying his show's name over and over again. Now that's distracting!
Eck: (laughs) What do you want me to do — cut my hair? This is who I am. I guess I can be critical, too, saying somebody dresses from the 70s, like "Come on when are you gonna change the style here?" I understand where they're coming from, but at the same time I'm sensitive to it.
BLS: That's one of the differences between the local and national spotlight, you weren't hearing about your hairstyle as much in Boston
Eck: Not at all because everyone knows who I am (in Boston). Nobody was thinking, "Who is that guy with the long hair?" I never realized what happens in this (national television) situation is that you're opening yourself up to scrutiny about everything ... and they care what you look like!
BLS: People have said that your hairstyle, is in fact, a mullet.
Eck: I hate that when they say mullet. That's not good when they say mullet because that means that they don't like my act. (Smiles)
BLS: But your hair is you.
Eck: I know, what am I supposed to do?
Dennis Eckersley hates when you call his hairstyle a mullet (Big League Stew)