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In this Sept. 24, 2008, file photo, Oakland Athletics rookie players dressed in costumes line up for a photo before boarding the team bus after their 14-4 loss to the Texas Rangers, in Arlington, Texas. That hazing ritual of dressing up rookies as Wonder Woman, Hooters Girls and Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders is now banned. (LM Otero/AP)
In this Sept. 24, 2008, file photo, Oakland Athletics rookie players dressed in costumes line up for a photo before boarding the team bus after their 14-4 loss to the Texas Rangers, in Arlington, Texas. That hazing ritual of dressing up rookies as Wonder Woman, Hooters Girls and Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders is now banned. (LM Otero/AP)
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Major League Baseball has nixed the tradition of hazing new players by making them dress up as women. We talk to Only A Game's Bill Littlefield about the history behind the practice.

We also touch on how the Celtics are doing this year and what to look forward to in the 2017 Boston Marathon.

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Bill Littlefield, host of NPR’s Only A Game, which tweets @OnlyAGameNPR.

This segment aired on December 14, 2016.

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