The Los Angeles Dodgers' Rookie ball affiliate probably should have thought this one through more.
The Ogden Raptors of the Rookie-level Pioneer League have been catching all kinds of heat for an "Hourglass Appreciation Night" promotion which was scheduled for August 11.
The post has been taken down and the event presumably canceled. While minor league baseball is known for quirky promotions, this one was just a bad look.
Here is what the ad said:
The home team hosts the Billings Mustangs, but the real thoroughbreds will join Raptors broadcaster A.P. Harreld in the booth. Since August is the eighth month of the calendar year, and an 8 looks tantalizingly similar to an hourglass, be there a better way to remind the world that baseball needs no clock than to feature 18 hourglass-shaped color commentators?
That’s right! Stars Talent Studio of Salt Lake City will provide a different stunner each half-inning. And the Raptors will video-stream the broadcast booth - well, at least the better-looking half of it!
Fans will have the opportunity to pose for pictures with the lovely ladies as we showcase seriously splendid visual appeal: Utah’s legendary mountains, Dodgers and Reds farmhands - and gorgeous women whose curves rival those of any stud pitching prospect!
Kate Feldman of the New York Daily News has a screenshot of what the ad looked like.
It is hard to believe this promotion got green-lighted, because it should have been obvious that it was going to fall flat.