Hazing is generally stupid and can be dangerous, harmful, or wrong. This falls more on the silly/stupid end of the equation, as the Rockies sent rookie outfielder Noel Cuevas on a Starbucks run in full uniform.
The Rockies are in Chicago taking on the Cubs, and Wrigley Field is relatively adjacent to a Starbucks. That’s led to multiple teams in recent years using a visit to the North Side as an excuse for an outing like this, and today was no different for Colorado.
— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) May 2, 2018
It was a hell of an order, too:
— Taylor McGregor (@Taylor_McGregor) May 2, 2018
It was apparently just what the team needed, as the Rockies trounced the Cubs 11-2 with the wind blowing out at Wrigley. Cuevas didn’t get the start, but he did enter as a pinch-hitter in the 8th and thanks to the Rockies offensive outburst (five runs in the eighth inning), he managed to go 2-2 with a run, raising his average for the season to .350. Not a bad day, all things considered.