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Great moments in hazing: Bryce Harper is McKayla Maroney

Sep 10, 2012, 10:47 AM EDT

Ah, rookie hazing.

Via Chase Hughes of, here are two photos of Bryce Harper and his fellow Nationals rookies dressed up like the United States women’s Olympic gymnastics team to begin a road trip:


I’m going to take a wild guess and say that McKayla Maroney is not impressed.

  1. cur68 - Sep 10, 2012 at 10:51 AM

    A thing once seen cannot be unseen. My delicate, sensitive eyes will never be the same again. You’re a monster Gleeman. How could you post such a thing?

    • bigharold - Sep 10, 2012 at 12:01 PM

      You git that right. That’s an image that’s going to take a whole “lotta” liquor to eradicated!

  2. schlemealsschlimazel - Sep 10, 2012 at 10:54 AM

    Smaller bulges than the ’84 East German women’s team…

    So there’s that.

    • number42is1 - Sep 10, 2012 at 11:14 AM

      be honest… base on your screen name are you a grandmother?

      • stlouis1baseball - Sep 10, 2012 at 11:23 AM

        It’s obvious 42.
        Additionally, her vividly remembering the bulges of the 1984 East German Women’s team confirms it.
        Just for the record…I loved watching LaVerne and Shirley when I was a kid.

      • ajcardsfan - Sep 10, 2012 at 11:50 AM

        Obviously it’s Squiggy

      • heyblueyoustink - Sep 10, 2012 at 11:56 AM

        To this day, I still view anyone who wears a shirt with their first initial sewn in the front rather odd.

        I mean you do know the shirt is yours already, don’t you?

    • pw38 - Sep 11, 2012 at 1:02 PM

      Funny that’s the first place your eyes went.

  3. frenchysplatediscipline - Sep 10, 2012 at 10:59 AM


  4. bigleagues - Sep 10, 2012 at 11:02 AM

    Which one is Missy Franklin, again?

    • bigleagues - Sep 10, 2012 at 11:05 AM

      Ohhhhh, those are the ‘gymnasts’.

      Carry on.

      PS – I’m not liking Gabby Douglass haircut in those photos above.

    • indaburg - Sep 10, 2012 at 11:10 AM

      Missy Franklin is a swimmer, not a gymnast. And she is a really nice girl, so be nice.

    • theawesomersfranchise - Sep 10, 2012 at 11:59 AM

      Which one are you again?
      Oh right the absolute nobody who’s done nothing.

      Cheap shot at a teenage girl who has done nothing but represent in a positive way?
      You’re not a man, just some stupid lil boy

      • bigleagues - Sep 10, 2012 at 12:37 PM


        Look, dude. I was young once. And Mary Lou Retton never knew I existed. So I understand the degree of frustration you must be going through.

        These Olympian crushes can be very difficult for an adolescent to reconcile.

        All my best to you, as you work through this period of intense unattainable longing.

        PS – What got m through it you ask? Well, as hard as it must be to believe . . . I found a wonderful girlfriend. You will too.

  5. unlost1 - Sep 10, 2012 at 11:25 AM

    Is this HardballTalk’s New Normal?

  6. deafrecon - Sep 10, 2012 at 1:17 PM

    the hideousness of that picture will haunt my dreams forever.

  7. astrosfan75956 - Sep 10, 2012 at 10:48 PM

    That’s a clown outfit bro.

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