NY Yankees Haze Rookies by Taking on Dark Side of Star Wars

Gabe ZaldivarPop Culture Lead WriterSeptember 24, 2012

Photo Credit: ESPN
Photo Credit: ESPN

The New York Yankees tried their hands at hazing the 2012 rookie class, coming away with an instant classic in the form of Star Wars geekdom. 

ESPN has a beautiful picture for us, showing a few rookies dressed up as characters from Star Wars. You know, that George Lucas epic that was really just fine as three movies. 

But we digress. 

Here is a picture of the Yankees. Really, they would fit in at pretty much any nerd con you can think of with cosplay this intense. 

ESPN helps us out as to our geeked-out ball players under the masks of Yoda and Darth Vader. 

Mark Littlefield (training staff): Chewbacca 
Adam Warren: Han Solo 
David Phelps: Princess Leia 
Joe Girardi 
Melky Mesa: Darth Vader 
Cody Eppley: Luke Skywalker 
Kenji Nimura (Hiroki Kuroda’s translator): Yoda

You will notice that they failed to give the skipper any love. 

I want to give a shout out to the best costume on the team, Joe Girardi dressed up as Jabba the Hutt's sidekick, Salacious B. Crumb

I'm not sure which makeup artist worked on the Yankees' skipper, but they did a phenomenal job and should be commended for their effort. 

Other than that, I have to give a stirring round of applause for some Star Wars costumes I thoroughly enjoy. 

Except for whatever awful hair-ball ghillie suit they gave Mark Littlefield to wear. This is the NY Yankees, the biggest spenders in all of baseball. 

That Chewbacca outfit is the saddest thing we have seen since Freddy Garcia's last outing. 

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