THE FIRST THING Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Kameron Loe did after waking up Saturday was to dye his facial hair green. It is, after all, St. Patrick’s Day.
“It’s kind of a tradition I’ve got,” says Loe. “I’m a quarter-Irish or so. I have a little fun on St. Patrick’s Day. It’s about the only hair I can grow, so I figured why not color it green?”
On Saturday, green was all over spring training — and it wasn’t just the well-manicured baseball diamonds. It has become an annual tradition throughout the Grapefruit and Cactus leagues.
“It’s a good day to wear green,” said Giants closer Brian Wilson, who has also dyed his beard on past St. Patrick’s Days. “Everybody likes to wear green on St. Patrick’s Day.”