Yet Another Difference Between Baseball Players and Investment Bankers

The New York Times, with an expose about beards last week:

You can have facial hair in almost any industry these days, said Allan D. Peterkin, co-author of “The Bearded Gentleman: The Style Guide to Shaving Face,” and also a psychiatrist in Toronto. But there are a few exceptions, he said, and one of them is finance…. [B]ankers and traders are a conspicuously clean-shaven lot. In fact, I was unable to find a bearded banker to talk to me for this article.

So… one of these men is a banker. The other is not. Any guesses?

Bernard L. Madoff (R) leaves  US Federal

Okay, I guess neither one is a banker.




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Jeremy Blachman is the author of Anonymous Lawyer, a satirical novel that should make people who didn't go to law school feel good about their life choices. Read more at McSweeney's or elsewhere. He likes e-mail.

8 Responses to “Yet Another Difference Between Baseball Players and Investment Bankers”

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  1. Danny Knobgobbler says:

    Banknotes Harper might have something to say about this.

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  2. The Return of Rambo Diaz says:

    It would’ve been fun if Madoff’s picture was captioned with “Click to Emprison.”

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  3. Resolution says:

    The New York Bankees

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  4. A eskpert says:

    I bought your book, Blachman. It better be good. I might even read it.

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