You’re out! New MLB hazing policy takes swing at ritual forcing rookies to crossdress

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HOUSTON — Major League Baseball officials are stepping to the plate when it comes to the hazing of rookies. And forced cross-dressing — you're out!

In particular, the League has enacted a ban on a hazing ritual that requires rookie players to dress up like cheerleaders, Disney princesses, and in some instances, Hooters waitresses.

It's part of the MLB's new Anti-Bullying and Anti-Hazing policy, which seeks to stop actions that could be seen as offensive based on race, sexual orientation, gender identity and more.

The policy prevents players from dressing up as women. However, male superheroes or male cartoon character costumes are still allowed, according to the policy.

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