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Monday, September 24, 2007

Off to see the wizard

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!

posted by BubbaFan, 8:23 PM


commented by Anonymous Anonymous, September 24, 2007 11:18 PM  
omg look at the yellow carpet! follow the yellow brick carpet! lol
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, September 24, 2007 11:40 PM  
What about Sardinha? He's contributed a heck of a lot more than Igawa.
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, September 25, 2007 12:27 AM  
Bronson Sardinha was another palace guard. Matt DeSalvo was a Lollipop Kid and Alberto Gonzalez was a Munchkin.
commented by Blogger BubbaFan, September 25, 2007 6:43 AM  
I think Joba's the funniest! :D
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, September 25, 2007 7:32 PM  

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