As much as I respect Joe Torre, I'm delighted to see Manny's narcissism rearing it's ugly head of hair again.
I generally favor the proletariat, even those of it who earn $20M a year, when it comes to "stickin' it to the man" on arbitrary impositions, like that of appearance. I remember finding the Cincy Reds of the 70s especially obnoxious, what with Sparky Anderson's "clean shave" rules of dress; contrasted, say, with the Swingin' A's of that outside-the-box thinker Charlie Finley -- handle-bar mustaches, white shoes, orange baseballs, and the like.
Having said all this, it'll be interesting to see if Manny ultimately complies with this attempt on his cajones via his dreadlocks. It says here if he cuts his hair, he may very well stay in L.A., but if not, dig on the Yankees, another corporate bot culture involving things like *ugh!* pinstripes!
Update: Dig this photo-array & summary of all that was & is Manny.