This Might Be The Most Sexist Baseball Team Promotion Ever

A minor-league baseball team just announced a majorly sexist promotion ? and on Tuesday it appeared to be benched.

The Ogden (Utah) Raptors on Saturday published a news release on ?Hourglass Appreciation Night,? posting a cartoon of models in bikinis while promising fans the chance to pose for pictures with ?gorgeous women whose curves rival those of any stud pitching prospect!?

The Los Angeles Dodgers? farm club lamely tried to peg Hourglass Appreciation Night to the ?timeless nature? of baseball that ?connects generations.? 

Then came this gem of a transition. ?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??

Not surprisingly, the news media attention and social media backlash presumably prompted the team to delete the notice early Tuesday.

Perhaps the team thought it knew its audience.

 

The Huffington Post reached out to the Raptors for comment.

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