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    Rookie Dress Up Day!

    From Trent's blog...

    POSTGAME: There's something kinda surreal about Matt Belisle talking about his loss and mad at himself while in the corner of my eye, I see Jeff Keppinger putting on his "Naughty Nurse" costume, complete with fishnets. Yep, it's rookie dress up day in the Reds clubhouse, and there were some doozies. You had Jared Burton as a chicken, Phil Dumatrait as a turkey, Joey Votto as a pilgrim, Tom Shearn, well, I'm not exactly sure what Tom Shear was supposed to be, but he would fit right in doing the YMCA. Marcus McBeth and coach Pat Kelly looked good as pimps. Bill Bray and Mike Gosling were the babies (Bray in pink and Gosling in baby blue). Pedro Lopez was wearing some kinds of Latin dress, complete with maracas. Brad Salmon, well, he looked in character as Nacho Libre. Buck Coats didn't look out of place as Dog the Bounty Hunter (complete with mullet wig). Norris Hopper's Timberlands looked just about right with his cut-off orange prison jump suit, complete with handcuffs. Some of these poor guys get it a couple of times. Keppinger said it's the third time he's gotten it -- two years ago with the Mets (Robin from Batman), last year with the Royals (the Slim Jim guy) and this year with the Reds. I asked him if it was his third, he said yes. "These guys don't care. We've got a bunch of clowns on this team," he said, as he put on his nurse's hat. He looked down and said, "the least they could have done was given me one with pockets."

    Not only do the rookies have to ride to Chicago in costume, they must then wait in the lobby for the bags to be delivered, deliver the bags to the veterans' rooms and then they will be paraded down Michigan Ave.

    Oh yeah, Belisle: "It makes me want to puke" -- his performance, not the rookies' dress.
    A pic from a few years ago...
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    Re: Rookie Dress Up Day!

    That's weird. I thought Dumatrait played for the other guys . . .

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    Re: Rookie Dress Up Day!

    That turkey outfit is apt for Dumatrait.
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    Re: Rookie Dress Up Day!

    How long does a guy qualify as a rookie for this kind of hazing? lol

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    Re: Rookie Dress Up Day!

    Quote Originally Posted by Joseph View Post
    How long does a guy qualify as a rookie for this kind of hazing? lol
    I would do it TEN TIMES as long as I had a big league uniform on!
    It's absolutely pathetic that people can't have an opinion from actually watching games and supplementing that with stats. If you voice an opinion that doesn't fit into a black/white box you will get completely misrepresented and basically called a tobacco chewing traditionalist...
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    Re: Rookie Dress Up Day!

    Can anyone give names for the Hooters guys? I only recognized Joe Valentine.
    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."

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    Re: Rookie Dress Up Day!

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Servo View Post
    Can anyone give names for the Hooters guys? I only recognized Joe Valentine.
    Left to right:

    Luke Hudson
    Anderson Machado (I think, I might be wrong)
    Joe Valentine
    Juan Padilla
    Brandon Claussen
    Josh Hancock

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    Re: Rookie Dress Up Day!

    Those guys all look horribly out of shape.

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    Re: Rookie Dress Up Day!

    Quote Originally Posted by Superdude View Post
    Those guys all look horribly out of shape.
    Theyre pitchers... Clemens is in incredible shape...but he wouldnt look much better in those Hooters garb.

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    Re: Rookie Dress Up Day!

    A little more information...from Fay:
    http://news.enquirer.com/apps/pbcs.d...T04/709170369/

    GAG OF THE YEAR: The Reds did their annual rookie hazing ritual for the ride from Milwaukee to Chicago after the game.

    They deviated from the theme of cross dressing and made the rookies wear costumes. Among the best:

    Jared Burton as a big yellow chicken.

    Joey Votto as a pilgrim.

    Phil Dumatrait as a turkey.

    Jeff Keppinger as a nurse.

    David Weathers was part of the creative force.

    "One of many," he said.

    The biggest hit might have been coach Pat Kelly, who was wearing a silver crushed velvet suit.
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    Re: Rookie Dress Up Day!

    Fay and Trent failed us. These stories are no good without the embarrassing photos.

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    Re: Rookie Dress Up Day!

    They even get rookie coaches...nice.
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    Re: Rookie Dress Up Day!

    Quote Originally Posted by HotCorner View Post
    Fay and Trent failed us. These stories are no good without the embarrassing photos.
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    Re: Rookie Dress Up Day!

    Until their are pictures then I don't think it's true
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    Re: Rookie Dress Up Day!

    Quote Originally Posted by KronoRed View Post
    Until their are pictures then I don't think it's true
    So you're saying that since there are no pics of your on Redzone pics that you don't exist? Maybe it's because people would recognize you for who you really are!..... Richard Hand!

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