Tampa Bay Rays: Cosplay Masters

Every MLB team has a lot of fun with rookie hazing, typically requiring the young ‘uns to dress in the most humiliating of outfits to celebrate their entry into the Wealthy World. The Rays are no exception to this tradition and last night put their rookies through the rigors:

Well, the Rays are not satisfied with just the tradition, choosing to break Halloween’s monopoly, playing themed dress up on most every road trip.

Observe their recent Grunge Theme for their road trip to Seattle earlier this year:

And their hockey themed dress up for the 2010 NHL playoffs:

And focus your eyes on their pajama-themed trip for yet another behemoth west coast trip:

And then there was this in the 2010 season:

As well as the majesty of the 2010 Brasyers — plaid Rays-colored blazers:

Name you, say I, a team more spunkified and awesomized than the Rays of Tampa Bay.




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The Rajah
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The Rajah
4 years 9 months ago

Where can I get a Brayser?

Telo
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Telo
4 years 9 months ago

If I had no baseball allegiances, I would immediately be a Rays fan.

Carson Cistulli
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4 years 9 months ago

Who’s that one rookie dressed as a pregnant green fairy?

Resolution
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Resolution
4 years 9 months ago

man, if I had a nickel for every time I heard this…

Stephanie
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Stephanie
4 years 9 months ago

Those pajamas can’t be for real. Who would ever be able to sleep wearing something that loud?

john
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john
4 years 9 months ago

unless you want heavy hitters coming after you, you should probably credit where you got these photos from

Darren
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Darren
4 years 9 months ago

The pregnant green fairy is Russ Canzler.

Yirmiyahu
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scout1222
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scout1222
4 years 9 months ago

Holy crap that sperm bank costume is fantastic.

Erik Hahmann
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Erik Hahmann
4 years 9 months ago

I can only count 12 rookies on the Rays roster. There are 14 people in costume. Help?

Well-Beered Englishman
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Well-Beered Englishman
4 years 9 months ago

I know the Nats had their new trainer dress up as a smurf when they did their hazing this weekend. (BTW Strasburg was Papa Smurf.)

buddy
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buddy
4 years 9 months ago

Why are half the team wearing Chicago Blackhawks jerseys? I smell a conspiracy.

Yirmiyahu
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Yirmiyahu
4 years 9 months ago
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