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And You Thought Red Sox Hazing Was Bad

Posted by Mike on September 18, 2008

The photo above is of the rookies and first-year players on the San Diego Padres. The Padres veterans made the players wear these outfits on the team flight from Denver to Washington D.C., as well at Coors Field in Colorado, according to the North County Times. These outfits must have made for a rather uncomfortable and possibly sweaty flight. This is all part of Major League Baseball’s welcoming of young players into their Major League Organization. More from the North County Times:

Sixteen Padres rookies and first-year personnel wore Hooters Girls outfits on the team’s flight from Denver to Washington, D.C. on Wednesday night. RHP Trevor Hoffman was scouring the media guide to find players with less than one year of service time —- the requirement for not wearing the get-up. This was the second time OF Chase Headley and OF Drew Macias had to participate in the rookie flight. … Some 30 members of the Padres traveling party are set to take a VIP tour of the White House on Thursday morning before visiting the Bethesda Naval Hospital later in the day. The White House tour was set up by U.S. Rep Darrell Issa, R-Vista


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