Rays Veterans Make The Rookies Dress In Drag And Perform “Call Me Maybe” At Fenway (Video)
Hazing the rookies is a time-honored tradition among pro athletes. Of course, in the olden days, whatever the veterans made the rookies do stayed in the locker room.
Today, on the other hand, the veterans capture footage of the acts on their smart phones and upload them to YouTube. So you could say the stakes are a little higher, which means, if you dress up in drag and sing a song, people are going to hear about it.
Thus, earlier in the season we brought you the story about how Yu Darvish and the Texas Rangers rookies were “forced” to dress in drag and sing Shania Twain’s “Man, I Feel Like a Woman” at a charity fundraiser. Supposedly, they were guaranteed there would be no video of the performance, but of course, there was.
However, the Tampa Bay Rays rookies were given no such promise yesterday when they were “forced” to dress in drag—bright colored swimming suits, matching wigs, and leg warmers, to be precise—and march out onto the field at Fenway in front of the fans and press to perform “Call Me Maybe.” In fact, I think they were well aware that their show would be going viral.
As a result, some of them seem pretty into it. Take a look:
I guess the Rays have been too busy playing baseball to keep up with the latest internet trends. “Call Me Maybe” is so 6 months ago. These days it’s all about “Gangnam Style.”