Philadelphia Phillies using Hooters girls to catch foul balls (GIF)

March 19, 2013; Clearwater, FL, USA; New York Yankees second baseman Ronnier Mustelier (95) goes after the foul ball as a hooters ball girl gets in the way during the fourth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Bright House Networks Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The San Francisco Giants use retired ‘Ball Dudes’ and ‘Ball Dudettes’ (think folks in their 50′s and 60′s) to catch foul balls. Other teams use teenagers. Some even employ their own to perform the service. But what about the Philadelphia Phillies?

Sure, they conform to the traditional standards during the regular season – but come spring training? It’s party time! That’s why instead of employing fans – young or old – the Phillies opt to use Hooters waitresses to shag foul balls.

Yep, you read that correctly – Hooters girls.

During their Sunday afternoon game against the Detroit Tigers in Florida, a few of the ladies took part in the festivities and needless to say – they took the internet by storm.

Here’s a small sampling of one lovely Hooters girl running into the outfield to receive a ball from a player.

This of course isn’t exactly a new trend as the Phillies (thanks to a partnership) have used Hooters waitresses as ball girls before, but the shorts just seem to keep getting shorter every year.

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  • Ruger 454

    Let’s keep baseball classy. I like the Hooter girls but baseball does not need to vamp up like the NBA and NFL have done with their cheerleaders. Kids do not need to see Hooter girls at ball games.

  • Jon Palmer

    Could someone please tell me what “GIF” means? I keep seeing it, but have not been able to figure it out.

    • Tristian

      Lol me neither