At least not during the summer.
The young baseball players are currently sporting a look made famous years ago by Mr. T. -- the mohawk.
“It’s something the kids started doing a few years ago,” said Kelly Boudreaux, one of the team’s coaches. “My son did it when he was 4 when he played All Stars. It’s a trend. One kid gets it and then the next one gets it.
“And then the next thing I know my wife is cutting six of the players’ hair.”
With their hair style taking care of, the Bad Boyz took care of winning on the field. The Boyz recently won the USSSA 6-and-under Louisiana State tournament in Carencro. The win secures the team a spot in the USSSA World Series in Sulphur. The series starts on July 7.
“The kids are really excited,” said Boudreaux, who coaches the team along with Drey Boudreaux, Marty Chapman, David Necaise and Alicia Necaise. “It’s (the World Series) going to be pretty big this year. There are going to be a lot more teams than last year.”
Does Boudreaux feel like the Boyz have a good shot at the Series?
“Ah, it’s going to be tough,” Boudreaux said with a laugh. “There’s another team from Vermilion Parish, the Vermilion Aces, are also going to be there. They’re a hot team right now. And there’s a team coming from Brownsville, Tx., that’s a sensational team.
“We’re going over there to compete and have fun.”
Fun is what the Boyz have had all along.
“Sometimes you win tournaments and that’s great,” Boudreaux said. “Then sometimes you have tournaments you are supposed to win and for some reason you don’t. With a lot of teams, frustration can come out, but that hasn’t happened with our kids. The parents are a big part of that.
“The parents have been awesome and they helped hold this team together.”
Boudreaux said the parents and staff hope to keep the Bayou Bad Boyz intact for years to come.
“That’s the idea,” Boudreaux said. “It’s hard to keep baseball teams together, but we have a group of parents who believe.
“So we’re going to try to keep on going.”