Check Out This MLB Rookie Talking to Media In a Luigi Costume

Eric Jokisch shines in MLB debut, but can't escape rookie hazing campaign.

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MLB rookie Eric Jokisch did not get the memo that the Year of Luigi is over. The Chicago Cubs pitcher talked to media after a 10-4 loss Sunday night wearing a Luigi costume, joking with reporters (via Yahoo Sports) that, "This is a normal outfit for me. I like going as Luigi."

Jokisch made his MLB debut Sunday evening against the Pittsburgh Pirates, giving up one run on six hits and striking out four in four-and-a-third innings of relief. Jokisch wasn't wearing the Luigi costume for style, but rather as part of an annual hazing campaign that sees rookies wear embarrassing clothing when speaking to reporters.

Other Chicago Cubs rookies wore costumes for characters like Mario and Princess Leia from Star Wars, as well as various superheroes, including Super Man, Spider-Man, and Batman.

The Year of Luigi--which actually spanned a total of 392 days--officially came to a close on March 19, 2014.

Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and you can follow him on Twitter @EddieMakuch

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Hahahaha! That's hilarious. :)

Avatar image for xsonicchaos

Mario Luigi Batman?

Avatar image for MrFreehuggs

Marking the first time anyone ever wanted to talk to a man in CosPlay

Avatar image for frozenuxx

Wearing this thing takes some serious balls....

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Its not rookie hazing when you dress up like the baddest man on the planet.

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Gotta love harmless rookie hazing!