“Dress every day like you’re going to get murdered in those clothes.”

Every year the major leagues over, rookies are forced into donning ridiculous costumes on an appointed day near the season’s end. Yesterday was that day for Cubs rookies, which is what got me on the subject. Comcast Sportsnet has a short video, featuring the very good-humored James Russell and Brad Snyder.

The outfits are always equal parts hilarious and disturbing. Well… occasionally more disturbing than hilarious. I scoured the internet and collected a few photos from various years and teams, doing my best to exclude the really disturbing. This is a family-friendly blog, after all. Enjoy.

That’s Daisuke Matsuzaka in the teletubby get-up.

This man graduated from Princeton with a degree in operations research and financial engineering.

2009 Houston Astros

The New York Yankees know how to keep it classy:


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