More details from Adam Kilgore: any player who had never had to dress up like this was required to go Smurf.


That meant 16 players, including Collin Balester, Corey Brown, Danny Espinosa, Steve Lombardozzi, Chris Marrero, Yunesky Maya, Tom Millone, Brad Peacock, Wilson Ramos, Henry Rodriguez, Atahualpa Severino, Craig Stammen, Drew Storen, Stephen Strasburg, Jordan Zimmermann, Ryan Matthues, and trainer John Hsu.


“I think I’m going to be the biggest Smurf anybody’s ever seen,” he said.


Dress like Smurfs, he meant.

Jayson Werth appeared to be the ringleader, and the Smurf theme song played in continuous loop in the clubhouse during the dressing. F.P. Santangelo said the episode was “definitely” the best rookie hazing he’d ever seen in his baseball life.

(Images via Jesus Flores, Nationals PR, Drew Storen, and I can’t remember where else, so if I slighted you, please tell me.)