Today, the Yanks left the Bronx to embark on the final road trip of the season. As is tradition, the rookies had to dress up at the veterans’ orders. I have no idea who picked The Wizard of Oz, but Joba Chamberlain (Cowardly Lion) and Ian Kennedy (Dorothy) have never looked better.
As the pictures after the jump amusingly illustrate, Phil Hughes as the Tin Man and Shelley Duncan as the Scarecrow rounded out the quartet. I have no idea if Kyle Farnsworth, perennially in the Yankee doghouse, played the part of Toto.
They’re off to see the Wizard.
Chase Wright dons the garb of Glenda the Good Witch.
Kei Igawa, sunglasses intact, plays the part of a Flying Monkey.
Ross Ohlendorf as a palace guard.
Joba loved being the Lion.
All photos courtesy of the Associated Press.