Sep
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Yankees Baseball Rookies

As the Yanks left Seattle to head down to Southern California, the gang from Gotham City joined them. As part of the annual rookie hazing, the veterans dressed up the rookies and a few new staff members as characters from the live-action TV version of Batman. Above, left to right, Anthony Flynn, the video coordinator, drew the Robin shorts, Mark Melancon is the Dark Knight, the massage therapist Lew Potter is the Penguin, Ramiro Peña donned the Catwoman outfit and Michael Dunn plays the Riddler. Mark Feinsand spoke with the veterans about the ritual, and Zell’s Pinstripe Blog has a collection of photos from the clubhouse.

Photo by Ted S. Warren/Associated Press

Categories : Whimsy
  • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

    Sorry, but Melnacon is just way too happy to be dressed up like a cartoon character.

    http://zellspinstripeblog.com/.....ie-hazing/

    • Zack

      Brett Weber (Radar Gun Operator) = The Joker

      So that’s the asshole who’s been giving us the 90mph curveballs all year

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

    Since when do we start rookie hazing massage therapists and video coordinators?

    (P.S. Massage Therapist + Video Coordinator = there’s a Derek Jeter joke in there somewhere, I’m sure of it.)

  • Bob Stone

    I think there’s Hideki Matsui joke in therewith that combination. All you need to add is Tera Patrick.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    “Sure, the Yankees rookies may have done the Wizard of Oz theme before – but they didn’t do it with Junichi Tazawa’s beautiful flowing Dorothy locks. Advantage: Red Sox.”

    http://www.outincenterfield.co.....-oz-style/

    http://www.outincenterfield.co.....15;300.jpg

    Anyway, Bard looks a little too happy to be wearing that…

    and Dustin Pedroia is holding his baby if anyone is interested.

    videos included.

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      Oh crap, this reminds me, the Yankees better have a good theme when Jesus Montero does it.

      • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

        The Jesus will just walk on water and avoid hazing.

      • Salty Buggah

        Dressed like Jesus?

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      Red Sox: Biters.

    • yankees=warriors

      Ewww, why are all their costumes girl-based?
      Ours were way cooler (especially where the Tin Man’s concerned).

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

    That picture tells me one important thing: These Yankees have horrible clubhouse chemistry. Good thing Cashman’s style is on the way out.

    • Salty Buggah

      A-rod forced them to wear that against their will. He beat up everyone who got in his way.

      Then, he stabbed a guy.

      • Riddering

        Don’t forgot the part where he sold drugs to little leaguers.

        • Salty Buggah

          Oh yea how can I forget!

  • JRVJ

    I would have thought Frankie Cervelli would be part of this year’s hazing.

    • Salty Buggah

      I think he was hazed last year.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        I hope they dress AJax up as a huge can of Ajax. Or, dress him like Ajax, either way.

        • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

          Who dresses up as Odysseus?

          http://tinyurl.com/lfsr8s

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

            George Kontos sounds pretty Greek, maybe he can make it back from TJS in time to get on the September roster.

        • Salty Buggah

          sumo wrestlers?

    • http://kikojones5.blogspot.com Kiko Jones

      The Penguin guy kinda looks like Cervelli in that pic.

  • Salty Buggah

    Whoa, they were dressed like pimps one year? Awesome

    • Zack

      Nick Johnson in a hooters outfit (incld shorts)? Not Awesome to look at

  • Riddering

    Thank Montero that the Yanks decided to go with Adam West’s Batman rather than Frank Miller’s.

    http://tinyurl.com/kkqe3f

  • http://kikojones5.blogspot.com Kiko Jones

    Does anyone ever refuse/resist the hazing? I mean, there’s no way in hell I would go for that nonsense.

    Then again, I’m here posting instead of being on the Yankees, so…

    • Colombo

      It’s all part of being a rookie. Everyone does it, and the theme changes every year. Saying there’s no way in hell you’d do it isn’t considering the nature of the clubhouse and being on the team.

      Also, just try to tell CC, AJ, Swish and Tex that you think it’s nonsense. They’ll sick Jorge and Shelley on you…

  • Jim

    Does anyone else find this undignified and below the Yankees? Come on, can you imagine Joe DiMaggio dressing up as a cartoon character? Also – why is there always someone forced to cross-dress? I swear there is some homoerotic undercurrent that runs through all of profesional sports. Maybe they should focus on winning a couple of more games so they can lock up the division and best record in the AL.

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