On Sunday, the Twins flew from Detroit to Kansas City for one of their last road trips of the season. Just another road trip, right? Wrong.
In baseball you can always count on three things in September… September call-ups, exciting surges or collapses and rookie hazing. The Twins rookies and some other younger players were part of the traditional hazing ritual on Sunday before the they flew to Kansas City to start a two game series with the Royals tonight.
Most teams dress their rookies up in traditional Halloween costumes the more embarrassing, the better. The Twins stuck to the standard formula this year with their costumes.
This year’s victims or rather rookies included the Twins’ new bat boy, catcher Rene Rivera, outfielder Ben Revere, infielder Trevor Plouffe, infielder Tsuyoshi Nishioka, outfielder Joe Benson, pitcher Lester Oliveros, infielder Chris Parmelee, outfielder Rene Tosoni, pitcher Scott Diamond, pitcher Anthony Swarzak, infielder Luke Hughes and pitcher Kyle Waldrop.