There's no cheerleading in baseball!: The Cincinnati Reds now have a cheer leading/dance troupe (it seems to help, they're 7-3). Do any other MLB teams have cheer squads?
posted by mick to baseball at 08:11 AM - 29 comments
Wow, Im a die hard reds fan. im at every home game and i didnt notice this.......whats wrong with me? Baseball, tits, and beer. Sounds like its going to be a good day at the ballpark from now on.
posted by s_faehr at 09:06 AM on April 15
And I ask "where is such a 'dance troupe' to stand during the game?" I mean, there's little to no space in the bullpen, and foul territory is pretty important too...
posted by chemwizBsquared at 09:33 AM on April 15
They wonder the ballpark during the game and 'perform' on top of the dugouts twice a game.
posted by mick at 09:38 AM on April 15
"I think it's a great idea," left fielder Adam Dunn said. "It gets the fans into (the game) and gives us something to look at." Hopefully he doesn't lead the team in errors this season...
posted by wingnut4life at 09:50 AM on April 15
well then, I think that its a great idea...as long as Adam Dunn actually keeps his head in the game...
posted by chemwizBsquared at 10:08 AM on April 15
Give me the San Diego chicken anytime!!
posted by livedawhile at 11:07 AM on April 15
Hopefully he doesn't lead the team in errors this season... Honestly, I think that explains a lot about Dunn's fielding. Other things Adam might sneak a peek at: pitcher, batter, count, number of outs. /thanks commish errors don't count in our fantasy league
posted by yerfatma at 11:09 AM on April 15
You know Joe Morgan has had a heart attack about this.
posted by dbt302 at 11:29 AM on April 15
For years at Briggs Stadium in Detroit there were big old male cheerleaders of a sort for the right-field bleecher seats. It was a blast sitting out there. Those guys kept every fan in the game.
posted by Bud Lang at 12:34 PM on April 15
What else would you expect in Cincinnati...the town whose claim to fame is once having Jerry Springer as mayor.
posted by joromu at 01:28 PM on April 15
You can;t go wrong with dancing women at the game.
posted by Joe88 at 03:24 PM on April 15
You know, if I was a player I wouldn't want anybody prancing on my dugout roof. what kind of view is Adam Dunn getting looking up out of the dugout? What's next? Seventh inning stretch dance routines or pyramids on the pitcher's mounds?
posted by rossclan at 04:03 PM on April 15
I don't know. Call me old-fashioned, but cheerleaders at a baseball game? I like to check out the girls as much as anyone, but it just doesn't "feel" right for some reason. Might take some getting used to.
posted by commander cody at 04:38 PM on April 15
"where is such a 'dance troupe' to stand during the game?" I offer my lap!
posted by zippinglou at 04:45 PM on April 15
you know their kind of cute but wierd the only time I've ever seen baseball cheerleaders before that was in the movie zapped and heather thomas killed
posted by luther70 at 04:59 PM on April 15
"Especially in this market, sizzle sells," said Sean Flynn, Marlins vice president of marketing. God knows the Marlins have done such a fine job of putting butts in seats. You know Joe Morgan has had a heart attack about this. While I would never wish him a heart attack I would love anything that left Joe Morgan dumbfounded.
posted by ?! at 10:59 PM on April 15
You know, if I was a player I wouldn't want anybody prancing on my dugout roof. Ten bucks says that both dugouts' roofs leak like a sieve all year long.
posted by wingnut4life at 08:08 AM on April 16
the more cheerleaders the better!
posted by steelersfan at 08:51 AM on April 16
can't seem to find the thread right now, but isn't our very own Eric Knott dealing with baseball cheerleaders? Just one more thing that the bigs are learning from the minors and instructional ball....
posted by elovrich at 01:37 PM on April 16
Here is part of it elovrich. Had fun re-reading alot of that thread.
posted by Folkways at 04:04 PM on April 16
Speaking of Eric Knott, you can buy a Pericos de Puebla cap! Too cool. And yes, Eric's team does have cheerleaders.
posted by NoMich at 04:10 PM on April 16
Last I knew, they didn't have cheerleaders in Milwaukee. But give me Bernie Brewer over a bunch of cheerleaders any time! Then again, I don't particularly enjoy looking at women. :p
posted by Lissa at 11:57 PM on April 16
Ten bucks says that both dugouts' roofs leak like a sieve all year long. And that players suddenly start bringing video cameras with them to every game. Hope they set up a website.
posted by commander cody at 12:37 AM on April 17
While I was watching the Braves game yesterday the camera's would pan out to the cheerleaders now and then between innings. It looked like they were tossing souvenirs into the crowd around them. Rather odd actually.
posted by Folkways at 07:12 AM on April 17
AHH-another use for the flag poles, during 7th inning stretch maybe
posted by oh2rooper at 12:13 PM on April 17
Anything is better to look at than Mr. Red.
posted by tselson at 12:44 PM on April 17
Bloddy blue, bloddy blue, bloddy blue. S'long as they don't sing "Tessie," I have no problem with 'em. Nuf ced.
posted by BullpenPro at 12:49 PM on April 17
our cheerleaders are garbage. if anyone can find pictures of the sultanes de monterrey cheerleaders, that is a sight to behold. i can understand the marlins cheerleaders because going to a a marlins game is like going to a minor league game, but for the rest of the league it seems a little bush league. also the cheerleaders from my dominican team, the tigres de licey are really nice looking. as far as being here, it's been so-so at best. i've had four out of five qualitly starts but i am getting chinked to death. 45 hits in 31 innings with only one homerun allowed. i'm still having fun but i miss the family terribly. 3 easters for my daughter and still haven't spent one with her.
posted by erkno11 at 04:09 PM on April 17
Hey erkno11, does the exchange rate really work this way?
posted by Folkways at 04:29 PM on April 17
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