Rookie hazing in baseball is annual tradition at the end of the year, where all the rookies are forced to dress in costume. When the Rays hazed their rookies prior to this roadtrip, a couple of pictures were leaked. But now for the first time we see the entire group (via The Heater).

What we learned this year is that the front office apparently does not OK these costumes ahead of time. We can’t imagine the always family-friendly Rays are too keen on Reid Brignac (fifth from left) dressing up as a sex toy and having his picture show up on The St. Pete Times website.

And if there is any doubt as to what Briggy Baseball is wearing, here is a better view of the costume.

 
 

16 Comments

  1. Jim says:

    yeah. probably went too far this time.

  2. Swede says:

    you’re such a douche. cant these guys have a little fun without you trying to turn this into some fake controversy?

  3. Sandy says:

    I actually thought it was pretty funny, BUT if I had young kids who happened to see the group picture and ask, “Mommy, what’s Reid Brignac supposed to be?”…well, I’d probably be just a little bit upset.

    And…WHAT is Mike Ekstrom (3rd from left)supposed to be??? just wondering.

  4. Sarah says:

    Didn’t David Price also have to do this last year? Doesn’t seem fair. And does that mean poor Jeremy Hellickson needs to do a repeat next year?

    Personally I liked the D-backs rookie hazing, where their rookies all had to wear speedos. Reid’s vibrator costume, frankly,just looks dorky.

    And who is that standing between Price and Desmond Jennings?

  5. Sandy says:

    Stan Boroski, assistant to the pitching coach (per caption on SP Times site)

  6. Namirsolo says:

    The article I saw this picture on said that everyone who hasn’t played a full year in the majors has to do it again. This is Jaso’s second time, too.

  7. Gatorbuc15 says:

    I gotta say that this is a pretty interesting picture.

  8. If anyone ever made Jonny Gomes dress up like a vibrator, he would have punched them in the face. Or been the biggest, baddest vibe going.

  9. stunna says:

    LOL! Awesome.

  10. hellrayser says:

    Oh for heaven’s sake. It’s a vibrator. Sex toys exist. This should not scandalize anyone.

    Any parent so in love with their own tight-lipped abstemiousness can just tell their kid he’s dressed like a giant eraser.

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