The Rays veterans may end up taking the cake this season for most humiliating form of rookie hazing. During their recent road trip to Boston, the Rays rookies were forced to dress up in leotards and wigs and put on a performance of the popular pop song “Call Me Maybe” in front of the Green Monster at Fenway.
According to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times, the gentleman you hear yelling “Get it girls! Get it girls!” is David Price. The stunt was reportedly the brainchild of James Shields, who also forced players who are not technically rookies — but came into the season with less than a full year of major league experience under their belts — to participate.
We thought the torture the Marlins put their rookies through in Times Square was brutal, but the Rays may have topped it this week.