Rays Show the World the Right Way to Haze People

David PriceBehold, a video posted by Rays pitcher David Price on Twitter showing the team’s rookies doing an elaborate dance routine set to “Call Me Maybe” while wearing wigs, leotards, and leg warmers. In front of the Green Monster.

Hazing has developed a bad rap in recent years, with various institutions carrying the practice way too far. But Major League Baseball teams seem to do it just right, focusing on fun and bonding experiences rather than mean-spirited degradation. The Rays, who might be the goofiest team in baseball year in and year out, have it down to a science.

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Jonah Keri is a staff writer for Grantland. His book The Extra 2%: How Wall Street Strategies Took a Major League Baseball Team From Worst to First is a national best seller. His new book Up, Up, and Away, on the history of the Montreal Expos, is now available.

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