Great moments in rookie hazing: making Joc Pederson get the Dodgers coffee


I am really not a fan of the typical late season rookie hazing you see from most big league teams. It’s usually just making rookies dress up in silly costumes. Most of the time it’s drag or something close to it, with the joke being “haha, you’re wearing a dress.” Which is pretty much caveman stuff at best, often disturbing at worst.

But the Dodgers seem to be taking a different tack. At least with Joc Pederson. They made him get coffee, in uniform, on the streets of Chicago:

If you have to haze, this seems a way better way to go. It’s annoying to the victim, but not humiliating. Plus: you get coffee out of the deal.