Category Archives: Rookie

Rookie Hazing: New York Yankees Pop Stars Parade!

The New York Yankees annual rookie hazing tradition took a musical turn Sunday night. Per ESPN’s Ian Begley, Joba Chamberlain created his own little ‘pop’ stars. Pictured left to right:  Preston Claiborne as Billy Ray Cyrus, Cesar Cabral as Rick … Continue reading

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Video: SF Giants Brandon Crawford Pie in the Face!

After San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford hit a Grand Slam in his major league debut to pace the Giants to a 5-3 win over the Milwaukee Brewers, he got his first face pie! Welcome to the Big Leagues!

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In The Pink! Toronto Blue Jays Rookie Pitcher Kyle Drabek Wears Major League Bubble on his Head

Rookie hazing is back! Toronto Blue Jays rookie pitcher Kyle Drabeck thought he was just joshing with the guys during spring training workouts on a recent day in Dunedin, Florida. Little did he know that he was a victim of the good old … Continue reading

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Red Sox Rookies Get Hazed on Trip to NY: The Pictures Say it All!

The Boston Red Sox hazed their rookies on the trip to New York last weekend. Pictures from Heidi Watney. Check out Heidi Watney’s twitter from more & video.

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Baywatch Gone Bad: Florida Marlins Rookie Hazing Videos + Pictures

The Florida Marlins had a little fun hazing their rookies in Milwaukee. Baywatch was never this good! Logan Morrison, of course, camped it up to no end.

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Minnesota Twins Rookie Hazing Pictures

The Minnesota Twins put their rookies to the biggest test: costume time! Rookie hazing is all the rage and the American League Central Division champions were no exception. Pictured in the team photo: Danny Valencia (Borat); Alex Burnett (Muhammad Ali); Drew … Continue reading

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Rays Rookie Hazing Pictures; Tampa Bay ‘Pads’ Tropicana Field

It was a strange night in St. Petersburg, Florida Wednesday for the Tampa Bay Rays’ last regular season home game in 2010. First, the night after the Rays clinched its second playoff spot in three years, the team GAVE AWAY 20,000 tickets … Continue reading

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Reds HOTT! Aroldis Chapman Throws Fastest MLB Pitch Clocked

If the Cincinnati Reds can figure out how to use him at the right time, red-hot reliever Aroldis Chapman could make a real difference for them in the playoffs. Friday night, Dusty Baker brought Chapman in the seventh inning — one batter after the … Continue reading

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Phenom Harper Strikes Out Twice in Professional Debut

Bryce Harper, the highly sought-after slugger, started his inevitable road to the majors Thursday afternoon at the Washington Nationals’ Minor League complex near Space Coast Stadium in Viera, Florida. Because Harper didn’t sign his five-year, $9.9 million deal — a record for … Continue reading

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Bobby Cramer’s First MLB Win a Lesson in Perseverance

A month shy of his 31st birthday, the Oakland Athletics’ Bobby Cramer became the oldest starter to make his debut in A’s history since 1945 when they were in Philadelphia. The lefty earned his first major league win by holding the Kansas City Royals … Continue reading

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Rockies Rookie Swipes Victory from Reds

Here’s something you don’t see everyday: a pinch-runner stealing home. In fact, the last time it happened before Thursday was 1985.  Trailing 5-0 to the Cincinnati Reds, the Colorado Rockies tied the game in the eighth on shortstop Troy Tulowitzki‘s sixth dinger … Continue reading

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Red Sox Rookies Provide ‘Rays’ of Hope

The injury-plagued Boston Red Sox had four rookie starters lead them to a 12-5 victory against the Tampa Bay Rays Monday. After getting swept at home by the Chicago White Sox over the weekend, the BoSox were 7.5 games out … Continue reading

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Cousins’ First Hit Kisses Off Braves

Florida Marlins center fielder Scott Cousins first hit came in an unlikely fashion Sunday afternoon. All the fun started after the Marlins blew a 6-0 lead to the Atlanta Braves and were tied at 6 in the bottom of the 10th inning. While … Continue reading

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Max St. Pierre Le Long Chemin à Succès: 978 games to the Majors

Max St. Pierre was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 26th round in 1997. After 14 years and 978 games in the minors, the phone finally rang for the Canadian from French-speaking Quebec. The 30-year old rookie catcher, who … Continue reading

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