October 1, 2004

ABU GHRAIB - CLEVELAND STYLE

Cheerleader Outfit Protects Tribe Pitcher (ANDRES YBARRA, Associated Press, 9/30/04)


All of Cleveland's rookies were decked out in outrageous outfits on the bus, part of a hazing ritual. An Oklahoma native, Denney said his teammates told him to dress as a USC cheerleader because the Sooners are ranked second behind Southern California in The Associated Press college football poll.

Posted by Stephen Judd at October 1, 2004 12:53 PM
Comments

Brothersjudd,

Your news clipping left out the important point of the story - namely that the pitcher, Denney was shot while dressed in drag! Probably some religious homophobe or other right wing nut disgusted at the immoral display. - Perry

Posted by: Perry at October 1, 2004 1:07 PM

It just hurts to be a Tribe fan today.

Posted by: Robert Schwartz at October 1, 2004 1:09 PM

Robert, just today? try 34 years! - Perry

Posted by: Perry at October 1, 2004 1:14 PM

Personally, If pink to-to's and slippers would help them win something, I support it!

Perry in Cleveland

Posted by: Perry at October 1, 2004 1:16 PM

Well, the Tribe did get a fun movie made about them.

Posted by: jim hamlen at October 1, 2004 1:31 PM

My guess is it was some crazed Native-American rights advocate who saw Denney's USC Trojan cheerleader costume through the bus window and mistook it for Chief Wahoo.

Posted by: John at October 1, 2004 1:45 PM
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