As some of you may know, it was rookie hazing week last week in baseball. Here are some of the better costumes from around the league. The Pirates may stink on the field, but they are the clear champions of rookie hazing if you ask me, followed closely by the Dodgers.
From Gaslamp Ball, a couple of Pirates rookies. And one totally unnecessary crotch grab.
And another one of some other Pirates rookies. The Leprechaun outfit is awesome by the way.
And one more really uncomfortable Pirates picture for good measure.
Phil Hughes as the tin man, Joba as the cowardly lion.
Tampa Bay Devil Rays rookie players, from left, Jeff Ridgway, Josh Wilson, Justin Ruggiano and Akinori Iwamura in Hooters hot pants and wifebeaters.
From Sons of Steve Garvey, Andy LaRoche.
And also from SofSG, the entire dressed up rookie Dodger squad.
Dice-K and Okijima looking, uh, great.
One of the rookies from my SF Giants. He was forced to wear this during warmups.
Padres Josh Barfield from 2006, but this is one hell of a costume. Image originally came from Sitting Still, which seems to have quite a lot of baseball pictures.
This is also from last year, but it may be the best ever. Rangers rookie John Rheinecker forgot his passport and was unable to make a trip to Toronto, so he was sent home. His punishment was that he had to ride BART after a game in Oakland in a penguin suit. Trust me, as a Bay Area guy, you don't want to have to do anything like this, ever.