Originally posted on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 3/11/13
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 you don’t think about a Hooters ball girl picking up live balls in play. Speaking of Florida Hooters chains, did you know a cheerleader coach was fired recently for working at one? Paul M. Banks is CEO of The Sports Bank.net, a Google News site generating millions of visitors. He’s an author who also contributes regularly to MSN, Fox Sports , Chicago Now, Walter Football.com and Yardbarker Banks has appeared on Comcast SportsNet and the History Channel, as well as Clear Channel, ESPN and CBS radio all over the world. President Barack Obama follows him on Twitter (@Paul_M_BanksTSB) The post Hooters ball girl picks up fair ball at Phillies-Rays game (video) appeared first on The Sports Bank.Net.
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