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Aquamen! Rangers rookies get swimming-themed hazing (Photos)

Kevin Kaduk
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Jurickson Profar, Luis Martinez and Yu Darvish all look ready to hit the pool. (AP photos)

With 2012 being an Olympic year, we've already seen the Summer Games reflected in baseball's annual rookie hazing when the Washington Nationals turned Bryce Harper and his young pals into the Fierce Five. Now the Texas Rangers have gotten in on the act with their young'uns doing their best Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte impersonations as they made their way to Oakland for the important final series of the regular season.

Two notes: Jurickson Profar and his water buffalo look make it seem like he'd fit in flawlessly with Fred Flintsone and Barney Rubble. Also, those water-floaties really would have come in handy had the Rangers plane needed to make an emergency water landing.

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