'Saturday Night Fever' treatment for rookies

'Saturday Night Fever' treatment for rookies

BOSTON -- The final out of the Yankees' regular-season schedule was recorded on a Sunday, but it was "Saturday Night Fever" in the clubhouse afterward.

The Yankees dressed their rookies in polyester 1970s attire for the flight back to New York after ending their three-game series with the Red Sox at Fenway Park, with Kevin Russo playing the role of John Travolta's Tony Manero.

With songs like the Trammps' "Disco Inferno" and the Bee Gees' "Night Fever" pumping out of the clubhouse stereo, fellow rookies Colin Curtis, Greg Golson, Ivan Nova and Eduardo Nunez were also roped into the exercise.

While veterans took photos amidst laughter, the rookies donned their dated dancing pants, platform shoes and faux gold chains in place of their regular travel attire.

The annual exercise was originally planned for Saturday by clubhouse manager Rob Cucuzza, when the rookies would have had to travel back to their Boston hotel in funky get-ups, but a day-night doubleheader prompted the Yankees to push the fun back.