When Lou Piniella was a player for the New York Yankees, he once flung his batting helmet in the dugout in anger and grazed the head of his manager Bob Lemon.
“But that was a ricochet,” said Piniella’s Yankees’ teammate Fred Stanley, defending his buddy. “It bounced off two things first. It was not an all-out assault.”
Just the same, Lemon started wearing a helmet in the dugout after that, just in case.
Turns out, Patrick Kane didn’t have to grow a full beard – or even a scrawny mustache. He didn’t have to bulk up. He didn’t have to stop ordering ice cream with chocolate sauce after every meal or taking long naps or playing video games.