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The Giants have had a forgettable season, but they made sure to make some memories during their swing through New York this week. In town for a couple of series against the Mets and the Yankees, the Giants decided to take the annual ritual of rookie hazing to Times Square. Newcomers Juan Perez, Nick Noonan, Roger Kieschnick, Johnny Monell, Ehire Adrianza, Mike Kickham, Jake Dunning and Heath Hembree were called on to join forces with a couple of the Big Apple’s more … lightly clothed … folk heroes. The group shed their garb Thursday and went down Broadway, getting a picture with the Naked Cowboy and the Naked Indian. Check it out in the photo below. Photo via Twitter/@G_Kontos Filed under: MLB, NESN Nation, NESN Staff, New York Mets, New York Yankees, Offbeat, Twitter

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SF Giants rookies dress up like Naked Cowboy, meet him

SF Giants rookies Juan Perez, Nick Noonan, Roger Kieschnick, Johnny Monell, Ehire Adrianza, Mike Kickham, Jake Dunning and Heath Hembree dressed up (down?) like the Naked Cowboy and headed out to meet him. May be the best MLB hazing we've seen. Bravo. [LBS] **Follow us on Twitter, View via Our Mobile Site, or Return to BobsBlitz.comFollow us on Twitter. Subscribe or Return...

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