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Phillies fans boo Hooters ball girl, finally go too far

Mar 19, 2012, 4:28 PM EDT

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I suppose Phillies’ fans also watched Baywatch for the lifesaving tips. It was the seventh inning of an exhibition game between the Phillies and Tigers on Monday in Clearwater, Fla., when the unthinkable inevitable happened: a Hooters ball girl guarding the third-base line let a grounder go right through the wickets. Impressive, since the ball had to miss both of her feet, her glove, and the legs of a metal folding chair. Anyway, instead of admiring the effort (and the view), Phillies’ fans actually began booing.

Look, we understand that’s your nature, Phillies’ fans. But come on: she isn’t Santa Claus.

Here’s an outstanding gif of the incident, and here’s the video.

  1. cw3214 - Mar 20, 2012 at 1:52 AM

    Have you ever been to a Phillies game? You get booed if you miss a foul ball, no matter who you are. I love how you neglected to say that the second Hooters girl was cheered because she was actually able to get the ball.

  2. thraiderskin - Mar 20, 2012 at 11:09 AM

    hmm… I’m not surprised, sort of always knew that about Philadelphia fans, sort of feels good to have it so confirmed.

  3. skids003 - Mar 21, 2012 at 12:23 PM

    Anyone who would boo a Hooter’s girl is off in the head.