The San Francisco Giants chose the perfect day to pull the hazing card on their rookies. After their series with the New York Mets ended on Thursday, the Giants’ veterans made their new guys dress up like New York City’s infamous Naked Cowboy. That meant the rookies had to take to Times Square wearing nothing but their undies and holding a guitar. As luck would have it, they ran into the original Naked Cowboy.
As you can see, rookies Juan Perez, Nick Noonan, Roger Kieschnick, Johnny Monell, Ehire Adrianza, Mike Kickham, Jake Dunning and Heath Hembree posed for a fantastic photo with the real deal. Walking around in Times Square wearing nothing but a grape-smuggler is a move that has been used for rookie hazing before, but the Naked Cowboy element made San Francisco’s night special. Bravo, defending champs.