The Nationals dressed their rookies up as smurfs last year as part of their rookie hazing. This year they opted for a more patriotic theme — they dressed their rookies up as US Olympic gymnasts.
Pitcher Gio Gonzalez tweeted two pictures of the rooks dressed up as gymnasts. One was taken inside the team’s clubhouse following their 8-0 loss to the Marlins. The other was snapped as they were getting ready to board a train for the road trip to New York.
Gonzalez’s caption for the photo was actually pretty funny: “The 2012 Olympians that didn’t make the cut this year.”
Thank goodness they didn’t. Below is another pic of the rookies in their leotards:
And if you’d like to turn this into another Bryce Harper-Mike Trout debate, here’s Trouty dressed as Lady Gaga last year.Google+