At least there was one reason for the Phillies to laugh after a missed opportunity to clinch their fourth straight division title at home.
Costumes hung in seven players' lockers, meaning it was time for the annual rookie hazing. Pitchers Vance Worley and Antonio Bastardo sat at their lockers, staring at the scandalous police outfits they had to put on.
"Delaying the inevitable, gentlemen," Ryan Howard said as he walked by.
Domonic Brown, John Mayberry Jr., Brian Bocock, Mike Zagurski, and David Herndon also donned costumes. The rookies were forced to wear them for the entire train trip to Washington.