When they say that Philly fans are the toughest fans in sports, they ain’t lying. Witness the above video from Monday’s Phillies/Tigers spring training game of a Hooters ball girl getting booed when she fails to properly field a foul ball.
First of all, I had no idea that baseball suddenly decided to use Hooters girls as ball girls. That’s a huge improvement over sending little Billy out there to do the same thing.
Secondly, I think we should cut these Phillies fans a break for booing this woman. Sure, it may seem like they’re drunk and picking on anyone they can find. But given the current ongoing debate over contraception and other women’s issues, perhaps these fans were simply tired of Hooters telling women what they can and can’t do with their orange booty shorts. Perhaps this fiery outcry was just the cathartic moment the feminist movement needed.
Moreover, I like the fact that they didn’t cut the Hooters girl any slack. She was out there to do a JOB. They weren’t gonna let her get away with failing to properly field that ball just because she was pretty. That would have been paternalistic and repressive. They had real expectations for her! ANOTHER POLITICAL RALLYING CALL.
But yeah, they were probably just drunk.