Yasiel Puig dressed as Gumby for rookie hazing
Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig rapidly emerged as one of the biggest superstars in the league this season, but he is still a rookie. And rookies have to dress up in stupid costumes and embarrass themselves. That’s just the way the MLB life works.
On Thursday night, Puig and a couple of his fellow Dodgers rookies had to prance around in ridiculous costumes. Puig drew the pleasure of having to go as Gumby. We know that is Yasiel because some other pictures on his Instagram account show him with the head part off. Puig was accompanied by a penguin, the Pillsbury Doughboy, a naughty nurse and others. He even got to pose for a photo with legendary broadcaster Vin Scully.
The Dodgers veterans did a decent job of embarrassing their rookies, but nothing will ever come close to what the Los Angeles Angels made Mike Trout do last season. That could go down in history as the best hazing of all time.