Joba Chamberlain, Ian Kennedy, Shelley Duncan, and Phil Hughes
Yup, it's rookie hazing day for the Yankees. It's traditionally done the last road trip of the season. I have no idea how this tradition started, but all the teams do it. The Reds
already did it, their last road trip being last week. The Reds rookies were given a pretty random selection of costumes. The Yankees always have a theme. Last year, all the rookies had to dress up as George Steinbrenner
. The year before, it was cheerleader outfits. Before that, it was Elvis costumes, and before that, pimp costumes. This year, the theme was The Wizard of Oz
Phil Hughes was the Tinman:
Chase Wright was Glinda, the Good Witch:
He was so cute in the pink dress and blond wig that Joba Chamberlain hit on him
Joba Chamberlain as the Cowardly Lion:
Shelley Duncan was the Scarecrow:
Ross Ohlendorf as a palace guard:
Ian Kennedy was Dorothy, complete with ruby slippers:
Kei Igawa was a Flying Monkey:
(Tyler Clippard also got a Flying Monkey costume, though I haven't found any photos.)
Edwar Ramirez was the Wicked Witch of the West, but I haven't found any photos of him, either.
Unlike some teams, the Yankees always give the press and the fans a chance to take photos.
Welcome to the big leagues, kids!