Rays rookies don leotards, legwarmers, wigs for Fenway dance number (videos)
There have been several brilliant instances and wonderful examples of the hazing that has been done by major league baseball teams of late as the long marathon of a season winds down, but perhaps none have been as hilarious — or so well choreographed — as the paces the Tampa Bay Rays put its rookies through before a game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on Wednesday.
Pitcher David Price originally tweeted a video of the delightful debacle but MLB.com picked up where Price left off by uploading a higher-quality version of the Rays rookies, looking ridiculously resplendent in 80s-style leotards and legwarmers — not to mention decked out in pastel-colored wigs — to perform a little dance number in the outfield of Fenway Park, all to the tune of “Call Me Maybe.” A whole bunch of wrong going on there.
Both Price’s and MLB.com’s documentation of the hazing-fueled bit of goodness follow.
Via TampaBay.com’s The Heater:
The group included Matt Moore, Stephen Vogt, Brandon Gomes, Chris Archer, Dane De La Rosa, Jose Lobaton, Rich Thompson, Alex Cobb, Desmond Jennings and Jake McGee. The whole experience was organized by James Shields, who decided to include the additional players with less than a full year in the majors at the start of the season.
I’m sure those additional players really appreciated Shields’ willingness to include them.
Video uploaded by Price to his Twitter account, which features his commentary:
And the version from MLB.com:
Good stuff right there. They look like a bunch of dorks. I can only imagine how ridiculous they felt performing their dance routine.
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m running late for my Jazzercise class.