That baseball hazing ritual of dressing up rookies as Disney princesses, Hooters Girls and Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders is now banned. Major League Baseball created an Anti-Hazing and Anti-Bullying Policy that covers the practice. The policy prohibits "requiring, coercing or encouraging" players from "dressing up as women or wearing costumes that may be offensive to individuals based on their race, sex, nationality, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or other characteristic." Players often considered it a form of bonding, and it's become more and more of a production in recent years.
More than three dozen 2018 NFL rookies—including Baker Mayfield, Saquon Barkley and Sam Darnold—were in full uniform for the first time at the NFLPA Rookie Premiere in Beverly Hills, Calif., in late May. Here are Sports Illustrated's portraits from the event.