The Chicago Cubs have
. When Chicago acquired him from Baltimore a few years ago, Arrieta was known as a hard thrower with little command and no success at the big league level. Cubs pitching coach
made some adjustments, and now Arrieta is one of the game's best pitchers and one of the front runners for the NL Cy Young Award.
He is so popular that earlier in the week, a 9-year-old fan shaved a perfect image of Arrieta into his head. Miguel Rosas is the barber/artist who skillfully depicted Arrieta's profile into a masterpiece of a haircut for his son Isaiss. The story was picked up by a
and it quickly went viral. The third grader actually started charging people to take a picture with him and reportedly had made over $90 with his new business venture.
Arrieta even took notice of the special haircut and the Isaiss was able to meet the Cubs ace at Wrigley Field last night after the team advanced to the NLCS. I wonder if this will become a new trend in sports for fans. If so, barbers and hair stylists might have their work cut out for them.