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MLB rookie hazing rules ban dressing as women

7 months 1 week 1 day ago Monday, December 12 2016 Dec 12, 2016 December 12, 2016 9:30 PM December 12, 2016 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow
Image from New York Mets Twitter

NEW YORK - That baseball hazing ritual of dressing up rookies as Wonder Woman, Hooters Girls and Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders is now banned.

Major League Baseball created an Anti-Hazing and Anti-Bullying Policy that covers the practice. As part of the sport's new labor deal, set to be ratified by both sides Tuesday, the players' union agreed not to contest it.

The policy, obtained by The Associated Press, prohibits "requiring, coercing or encouraging" players from "dressing up as women or wearing costumes that may be offensive to individuals based on their race, sex, nationality, age, sexual orientation, gender identify or other characteristic."

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