Playing the Field: Hooters ball girls take to extremes, Hawks cheerleader flops

The Hooters ball girls haven't fared well in fungo bat drills this spring.
The Hooters ball girls haven’t fared well in fungo bat drills this spring.

Not a good month to be part of the female entertainment at sporting events. 

Though the Phillies’ ingenious idea of having Hooters girls as ball girls during spring training has been the most innovative MLB-related venture in recent memory (not that that’s too hard with Bud Selig running the show), there were bound to be glitches.

Last week one of the Hooters ball girls picked up a live baseball and tossed it into the crowd. Tuesday we got the exact opposite. This Hooters girl, who looks to have the same range as Derek Jeter, doesn’t even flinch when the ball comes her way. This is what often happens when suits micro-manage after a small flub. Employees go way too far the other way.

 

 

 Here is an Atlanta Hawks cheerleader showing David Stern and the NBA bosses what a real flop looks like:

 

 

 

Follow Metro Boston sports editor and columnist Matt Burke on Twitter @BurkeMetroBos

 



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