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Pitcher Ames wins Dodgers Idol


GLENDALE, Ariz. -- On Sunday, pitcher Steve Ames won Dodgers Idol, an entertaining rookie hazing ritual that has become a Spring Training staple in the clubhouse.

The right-hander edged fellow reliever Shawn Tolleson by performing a comedy version of The Lonely Island's hit song that's so racy, its title cannot be mentioned here.

Ames said he practiced his performance for the past two days singing in his car, but wasn't exactly looking forward to it.

"Literally, it's my worst nightmare scenario," he said of the setting -- an audience of his teammates. "Maybe only stand-up comedy would be worse. I don't like being the center of attention. But it's way better than I thought it would be, just getting it over with."

Every player in his first L.A. Major League camp is required to perform some act of his choice, with no exceptions.

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