Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Return of the Hot Pants

From Wikipedia:

"The Hot Pants Patrol was a promotion used by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 1970s, designed to draw more Phillies fans, particularly men, to baseball games at Veterans Stadium. It consisted of a large number of attractive young "fillies" or "usherettes" who were assigned to various sections thoughout the stadium. Their uniform consisted of white boots, somewhat revealing clothing which donned the Phillies logo, and of course hot pants. Despite being successful in boosting attendance, the concept came under scrutiny, mainly from feminists." Damn feminists, sitting around in their Birkenstocks, listening to the Indigo Girls, thinking of how to ruin a good time. It's bad enough that they want chicks to read and vote, but why did they have to take away hot pants-wearing usherettes at Phillies games? They went to far.

According to Wikipedia, "As a sign of the changing times, the Phillies organization retired the Hot Pants Patrol after the 1982 season." Well Bob Dylan, the times they are a changing again, and I believe it is time to bring the Hot Pants Patrol back to south Philadelphia. Pat Gillick may not be able to fill out a bullpen, but he should be able to find some ladies to fill out some hot pants. Hey, if they are good enough for Wonder Woman, they are good enough for the Phillies.

Hot pants. Yeah!

Corey

20 comments:

GM-Carson said...

I didn't even read the post yet, I just wanted to comment that I love the pictures!

~Carson

furiousBall said...

I saw the post title and thought, "please no Richard Simmons"

I'm not sure if it was Linda Carter or Catherine Bach that gave me my first wood.

GM-Carson said...

One of my mom's favorite stories to tell about my childhood is me watching Dukes of Hazzard at the tender age of 2 and pointing at the tv and saying "Daisy Duke is sexy."...pervert from birth apparently.

~Carson

*I think we need more Richard Simmons pics on here with his jolly-hood bouncing all around.

michael said...

and don't forget the great James Brown song "hot pants".

GM-Carson said...

Although this doesn't completely sum up how I feel about the situation, it does a damn good job- "Rob Dibble, co-host of FSN's "Best Damn Sports Show Period," on Mark McGwire being denied entrance into the Hall of Fame: “Absolutely not ok with Mark McGwire not getting in. He retired before we even started testing for steroids. When Mark McGwire played baseball, he played under the rules...And those writers, they’re all hypocrites as far as I see it.”

*Steroids are wrong, I couldn't agree more. But McGwire belongs in the Hall. And when Bonds retires, his ass better be in too.

~Carson

goDuke said...

I still can't figure out why Big Mark didn't just say "No I didn't use steroids." Its not like they had him on a polygraph. Everyone else lied (good work Raffy).

GM-Carson said...

Corey and I each have similar views on this whole "steroid scandal". Basically we can conclude that Gywnn and Ripken most likely did not use steroids...but who the hell truly knows besides those two men. We can also conclude that McGwire, Bonds, and handsful of others did indeed partake in the use of the "juice", but without concrete evidence, how can you deny them entry into the Hall. Even if Bonds comes clean and does admit what everyone already knows, he still gets into the Hall. The Hall of Fame is great, but it's not heaven for Christ sake! *pun intended.

~Carson

GM-Carson said...

Saturday's poll has been a most popular one yet with 66 votes- and Abe Nunez is indeed our least favorite current Phillie.

I hope Corey is working on a favorite Phillie poll, although I'm not sure how he'll narrow down the field.

~Carson

furiousBall said...

Be sure to not include any of the Phillies ball girls in the favorite Phillie poll, I'm all Linda Carter-ed out.

Remember her in that commercial when she got out of the pool? Jeebus, it's wrong to rub one out at work right?

goDuke said...

You have to include Lieber in the favorite Phillie poll. Dr. Donuts would get my vote.

GM-Carson said...

Furiousball- it all depends on your job whether it's ok to "rub one out" or not...my job no, perhaps your's.

~Carson

furiousBall said...

I'll poll my cubemates in the IT department and see what they think.

furiousBall said...

they said no

skeeter said...

Best suggestion ever

kateykakes said...

Geez, what's the big deal. Those feminists really need to stop burning the bras, take off the Birkenstocks and trade them in for a pair of heels, wear something flattering, try a little mascara and do something with that ugly ass hair of theirs. Christ, they're women - act like it for crying out loud. They're an embarrassment to women like me!

Ok, rant over. Here's my take on things:

1. There is nothing wrong with appreciating beauty, male or female.

2. If the chicks in hot pants bring more fans - and who cares if it's primarily men - then that means more revenue. More revenue means more money for the City. How hard is that to figure out?

GM-Carson said...

Personally I'm appalled by scantily clad women...

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Ok, that's my joke for the day.

~Carson

Los said...

Bring on the hot pants, please!!!!!

BenJah said...

carson, i completely disagree with you on macgwire. he should NOT be in the HOF, b/c he's not a hall of famer.....REGARDLESS OF STEROIDS. the only thing he did well was hit for power....that's it!! HOF means more than that. ripken and gwynn hit too, obviously, but they were great players in every aspect of playing the game.

utley doesn't hit like macgwire, but i'd rather have him b/c he plays defense and runs the bases well and 'does all the little things right"

bonds is a HOFer...macgwire is NOT.....steroids dont matter

GM-Carson said...

Benjah- I agree that McGwire pretty much only did one thing exceptionally well and that was hit for power, but oh my God he hit with a TON of power! Game changing power.

~Carson

GM-Carson said...

in his career, mcgwire led the league he was in in homers, slugging percentage, ops, adjusted ops, on base percentage, rbi's, walks, runs created, extra base hits, intentional walks, and was second in runs, and total bases - many of those numerous times. he was a gold glove winner, a three time silver slugger award winner, and a twelve time all-star.

looks like all he did was create runs (which although i'm no bill james, seems to the point of the offense)....and have a hall of fame career.

corey