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Things you thought you'd never see

The Marlins are hazing their rookies by having them wear costumes as they ride the 7 train from Shea Stadium to Grand Central Station. They will then walk 10 blocks to the team hotel. Click on the photos to see them a bit larger:

Left to right: Reliever Frankie De La Cruz as a gorilla, pitcher Ricky Nolasco (who started Saturday) as Burger King, left fielder Josh Willingham as a sumo wrestler, center fielder Brett Carroll was a pirate, first baseman Gaby Sanchez in the bunny suit with the red tuxedo and center fielder Cameron Maybin as the frog-like alien. In the background, also dressed in a bunny suit, is pitcher Ryan Tucker.

Img00123 On the left - The Marlin wearing the grapes costume is pitcher Scott Img00132Olson, who will start Sunday's game. Pitcher Josh Johnson is dressed as a banana. In the background, rookie catcher John Baker as Captain America.

On the right, Reliever Matt Lindstrom, dressed as Shrek, rides the 7 train.