Sep
24

And starring Kei Igawa as a Flying Monkey…

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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.

Categories : Whimsy

17 Comments»

  1. JRVJ says:

    Well, being the lion is not particularly demeaning (it’s goofy, but not particularly demeaning).

    Dressing up like Dorothy and Glenda…. well, that’s something else.

  2. Adam B. says:

    Phil and Shelley seemed to be enjoying it. Shelley as the scarecrow seems fitting.

  3. chris says:

    I thought for sure Edwar was going to be the scarecrow.

  4. mg says:

    Igawa as a flying butt monkey is classic but where are then sunglasses?

  5. dan says:

    this is so amazing. I wonder how they treat a guy like karstens, who pitched as a rookie last year too.

  6. NYFan50 says:

    The comments link on the most recent post re: Magic Number goes to the Breaking Balls site.

  7. [...] got more photos from The Wizard of Oz rookie hazing. Fellow blogger Jen has an entire flickr photoset of shots from after the game. Have fun [...]

  8. Joseph P. says:

    Nice man purse, Phil.

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  10. Katy says:

    Wow. This is amazing.

  11. Brian says:

    in kennedy’s case, talk about adding insult to injury

  12. Cindy says:

    Ahhh, that’s beautiful…

  13. [...] got more photos from The Wizard of Oz rookie hazing. Fellow blogger Jen has an entire flickr photoset of shots from after the game. Have fun [...]

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