Bald Mark DominikMay 31st, 2013
For reasons not entirely known to Joe, some Bucs fans would love to do more upsetting to rock star general manager Mark Dominik’s head than shave it.
Well, Dominik will be getting his head shaved. And no, not because he was cornered by louts prowling Tampa streets on his daily run and sheared by a bunch of irrational Bucs fans.
Dominik is going bald voluntarily and for a truly noble cause. Dominik is among a group at One Buc Palace who are having their heads shaved in an effort to raise funds to battle pediatric cancer, writes (Scott Smith?) on Buccaneers.com.
Next Friday, the Buccaneers will take part in the “Cut for a Cure Charity Challenge,” the Pediatric Cancer Foundation’s latest initiative. In order to raise money for the battle against this deadly disease, and to strengthen the community’s resolve, Dominik and a surprise group of well-known Buccaneer representatives will have their heads shaved at team headquarters. The names of those joining the team’s G.M. in giving up their locks for the cause will be revealed next week leading up to the actual event.
Dominik and the Buccaneers are proud supporters of the Pediatric Cancer Foundation and its indispensable efforts. The focus of the Foundation is to fund research for less toxic, more targeted therapies with the support of the nation’s leading hospitals. Last year, the Wall of Hope, which was on display at One Buccaneer Place through September, helped bring attention to that cause. This year, some very prominent Buccaneer figures will become walking reminders of the fight against pediatric cancer, at the same time generating funds to help in that effort.
Dominik is a better man than Joe. Clearly, Joe has and will always donate monies to good causes. Shaving Joe’s head? No, sorry.
It’s sure going to be weird to see Dominik with a cue ball of a head. He’s normally well-coiffed, well-tanned, like a guy coming out of central casting for an NFL executive; TV-ready.
For a short time at least, Dominik might look like he’s auditioning for a part in Coneheads II.