September 2010

Rookie hazing

The longstanding tradition of rookie hazing – which usually consists of forcing the team’s rookies to dress in costumes during road trips, carry the veterans’ luggage or equipment and other degrading acts – was continued by the Marlins yesterday.

Gaby Sanchez, Mike Stanton, Logan Morrison, Brett Sinkbeil, Scott Cousins and Brad Davis were among the Marlins rookies forced to play dress-up as the club traveled from Milwaukee to Atlanta. Here is a group picture:


Palm Beach Post beat writer Joe Capozzi also caught many of the incognito rookies leaving the clubhouse, beginning with Logan Morrison has a Baywatch lifeguard:

Marlins hazing

The rest can be viewed on Joe’s YouTube account.

Sink gets the call

The Zephyrs’ season may have ended 10 days ago, but Brett Sinkbeil got his first Major League promotion this week, and last night made his big league debut in the Marlins’ loss to the Philadelphia Phillies.

Sinkbeil, who tied for the Pacific Coast League lead with 58 appearences this season (second-most in Zephyrs history), retired the only batter he faced – Roy Halladay – on a ground out.

The former first-round pick became the ninth Zephyr this season to make his Major League debut, joining Logan Morrison, Bryan Petersen, Scott Cousins, Brad Davis, Chris Hatcher, Jay Buente, James Houser and Adalberto Mendez.