With September 1 in the rearview mirror, most MLB teams have already expanded their rosters to include more players from their Minor League systems. Many of those call-ups, naturally, are rookies looking to make their mark in the Major leagues.
But before they’ll get a shot to prove themselves on the field, they’ll have to prove their loyalty off the field, as well. You know what I’m getting at: it’s rookie-hazing season and the Dodgers are kicking things off with a cheer:
— Jose De León (@JDL_87) September 11, 2016
Funny, yes, but it gets better.
Yasiel Puig – who made his Major League debut back in 2013, and is thus not a rookie by any stretch of the imagination – volunteered to participate in the stripe-earning ritual himself, and dress up like a cheerleader anyway. In fact, he even did a little routine and tweeted it out.
Just try not to laugh:
— Yasiel Puig (@YasielPuig) September 11, 2016
Now, I know he spent a little time in the Minors this season, but Puig is far from a rookie, having collected some 1700 plate appearances in the Major Leagues (plus, he just made an amazing play to preserve a perfect game the other day). Instead, he’s just a guy with a good attitude about himself and the season he’s having right now, looking to have a little fun.
Well, fun –> had. We approve.