hase Headley thought about it. But not too seriously.

No, not the rumor. Rather, the Padres third baseman woke up thinking it was a great opportunity for a put-on with teammates and the media and the rumormongers. And then he reconsidered.

"I almost did it this morning," said Headley. "I was going to come in clean-shaved."

Because, well, the New York Yankees insist on it.