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The Philadelphia Phillies have an interesting way to attract fans to their meaningless spring training games- having a Hooters ball girl in both foul territories to act ballgirls. What says Clearwater, Florida more than a Hooters ball girl?.Sounds like brilliant marketing; MLB exhibitions between 8th string players need something to spice them up.
Of course, this can happen- a Hooters ball girl will pick up an actual fair ball. And then give it to a fan in the crowd (see video)
And once in a while, the Hooters ball girl will handle the groundball in manner matching the level of fielding in most spring training games; like last year. (See here)
This will get media cycle in motion. She’s already made “inside edition”. Maybe this Hooters ball girl is the next Katherine Webb?
via Big League Stew: Something similar happened Wednesday, although the ball wasn’t tossed into the stands. Getting Blanked has a .gif of the play.
So this has actually happens more than you think. Likely because...
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Houston Astros vs Philadelphia Phillies
Time: 1:05 pm
Osceola County Stadium – Kissimmee, FL
Weather: 73, Cloudy
TV: MLB Network (Delayed broadcast)
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If you’re reading this at 1:05 PM and you haven’t adjusted your clocks, it is too late. Dom Brown finally gets a day off as Cole Hamels leads the Phils against the Houston Astros in Kissimmee...
Last week we told you that Roy Halladay’s velocity was down during a spring outing against the Washington Nationals. Though he had success in that start (facing only one Nats starter), his velocity was down again Tuesday and this time he struggled.
Halladay gave up seven runs, six hits, four walks, and two home runs in 2.2 innings against a Detroit Tigers lineup that did not include...
While most think spring training is just for the players, the ball boys and ball girls are also getting into the the swing of things as well.
Back on Saturday, one Hooters ball girl stationed at the Tampa Bay Rays and Philadelphia Phillies had a moment that she would like to forget.
After a Tampa Bay line drive in the sixth inning, the ball girl scooped it up and handed to...
Roy Halladay used two meaningful words to alleviate concern over a terrible outing.
''Nothing hurts,'' Halladay said.
Considering he's coming off an injury-plagued year, that's important news for the Philadelphia Phillies.
Ramon Santiago hit a grand slam and Don Kelly also homered off Halladay, leading the Detroit Tigers to a 10-6 win over the Phillies...
Tommy Joseph put up an impressive showing in Phillies camp this spring, but was always destined to start the year in the minors. With a glut of catching, it's tough to anoint anyone as the Phillies catcher of the future, but Joseph is the closest you get to the title.
It is 3/11, and the Phillies have made a round of cuts, sending some players down already. Honestly the only mild surprise was Savery going so quick, but that's not even a real shock. Ryan Howard continued his hot start with another weekend homer. No shock there. Cole Hamels was...
The Phillies made five roster cuts this morning. Tyler Cloyd, B.J. Rosenberg, Tyson Gilles, Sebastain Valle, and Mauricio Robles were all optioned to minor-league camp. One player, who was not cut and is still in Phillies' big-league camp is pitcher Phillippe Aumont. In the emergence of the World Baseball Classic...
The Phillies made five more roster moves Tuesday to drop their spring training roster down to 42 players. Tyler Cloyd, Tyson Gillies and Sebastian Valle were the biggest of the names optioned down to minor league camp.
Roy Halladay got rocked today. Like, rocked, rocked. He's only being clocked in the 84-85 range today too. Ok, enough awful-ness, let's run through some other topics in the blogosphere today: The Phillies cut five guys: Tyler Cloyd, Tyson Gillies, Sebastian Valle, Mauricio Robles, and B.J. Rosenberg. High Cheese had...
Cole Hamels gave up one hit in five innings and Laynce Nix homered for the Philadelphia Phillies in a 7-1 victory over the Houston Astros on Sunday.
Hamels retired 14 straight batters after giving up a leadoff double to Tyler Greene in the first inning.
Brandon Laird was the only other batter to reach against Hamels, drawing a two-out walk in the fifth.
Greene scored Houston&...
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) -- Ramon Santiago hit a grand slam and Don Kelly also homered off Roy Halladay, leading the Detroit Tigers to a 10-6 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday.
Detroit starter Drew Smyly allowed three runs -- two earned -- and five hits in 3 1-3 innings, and Brayan Pena also went deep.
Chase Utley hit his first homer of the spring for the Phillies.
The Phillies and Astros squared off this afternoon in sunny Kissimmee, Florida. Cole Hamels took the mound for the Phils against Brad Peacock. In the bottom of the first inning, Hamels gave up a double to Tyler Greene. Greene later scored on a groundout from Chris Carter. After that double,...