It's tradition. On the final road trip of the year, the Mariners' rookies have to dress in whatever sort of costumes the veterans decide. There seems to be no theme other than humiliation.
It’s a Mariners and baseball tradition. On the final road trip of the year, the rookies on the team have to dress in whatever sort of costume the veterans decide. The rookies must put on the usually ridiculous costumes and wear them from the clubhouse, onto the team bus, on the team flight and, most importantly, into the hotel that they are staying at in front of people.
So with the Mariners flying to Kansas City, the costumes came out for the trip Sunday evening. Nelson Cruz took photos of the rookies in costume. According to Kyle Seager, there is a draft by the veterans to select which rookie they want to dress. There seems to be no theme other than humiliation.
This would be Shawn O’Malley as Duff Man, from “The Simpsons,” and J.C. Ramirez as a female version of Captain America.
Rob Rasmussen is dressed as Richard Simmons, as picked by Seager. Steven Baron is in some sort of tiger outfit. Stefen Romero, who has to do this for a second year, goes as Mario.
That’s John Hicks as some sort butterfly, James Jones as a terrifying Mona Lisa and Tony Zych as a mermaid that looks nothing like Darryl Hannah in “Splash.”
That’s Jose Ramirez in the latex body suit with cat ears and whip, courtesy of Felix Hernandez. David Rollins appears to be Alice in search of a very odd Wonderland that I never want to visit. Meanwhile Mayckol Guaipe is dressed in some sort of dominatrix cop outfit, also courtesy of Hernandez. Man, Felix, we need to have a talk.
Ketel Marte got lucky going as the Flash. I don’t want to know what Carson Smith is dressed as, but I hope it includes pants. And yet another one of Zych as the hairiest mermaid on the planet.