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Monday, June 18, 2018

Yankees rookies dress up as popular music artists for hazing


The New York Yankees may have lost three out of four games in a crucial series against the Boston Red Sox over the weekend, but that did not stop the team from having a little fun. Before they boarded the plane for Baltimore on Sunday night, the Yankees made their rookies dress up as popular music artists.

It was a personal spin on hazing that came out beautifully. As ESPNNewYork.com’s Ian Begley pointed out, above from left to right we have Preston Claiborne dressed as Billy Ray Cyrus, Cesar Cabral as Rick James, interpreter Jiwan Bang as Psy, Brett Marshall as Psy’s dancer buddy Yoo Jae-Seok, David Adams as Vanilla Ice and JR Murphy as Justin Bieber.

In an era where baseball rookie hazing has brought us players dressed as big-breasted cheerleaders and grown men walking around Times Square in Speedos, you have to respect the Yankees for coming up with a unique idea. Nicely done.

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