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Baseball hazing

Q by Jonah Keri: What kind of hazing did you have to go through as a rookie?

Ryan Zimmerman (Nationals): Every team dresses up the rookies. I had to do it twice. In September ’05, they dressed us up as women for our flight from New York to San Diego — that was a long one. Last year we had a bunch of Halloween costumes. I was a farmer, with a blowup goat. Those things are fun; it’s all more funny than anything.

By Hank Nuwer

Hank Nuwer is the Indiana-based author of Hazing: Destroying Young Lives; Broken Pledges: The Deadly Rite of Hazing, High School Hazing, Wrongs of Passage and The Hazing Reader. He has written articles or columns on hazing for the Sunday Times of India, Toronto Globe & Mail, Harper's Magazine, Orlando Sentinel, The Chronicle of Higher Education and the New York Times Sunday Magazine. His new book is Hazing: Destroying Young Lives from Indiana University Press.

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