Ogden Raptors Sexist, Objectifying Promotion Only Symptom of Industry’s Bigger Problem

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“As long as it’s legal, and in good taste, we’re going to do it,” proclaimed Shawn Hunter, co-owner of the not yet named minor league Rosemont baseball team.

Another minor league baseball team, the Ogden Raptors went the opposite route. They came up with something called “Hourglass Appreciation Night,” which was as sexist, objectifying and socially regressive as a sports promotion can get.

Yet, it’s actually not all that much worse than what the supposed leaders of the sports industry have been doing for many years.

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Dodgers Affiliate, Ogden Raptors Deservedly Criticized For Sexist, Objectifying Promotion

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The Ogden Raptors, a Rookie League affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers, realize that when you’re a minor league baseball franchise, you have to get creative with your promotions.

With over 200 minor league baseball franchises in the United States, you’ve got to be original in order to get attention from the media and publicity industries.

For some bizarre reason, the Ogden Raptors went the sexist objectification route. They came up with something called “Hourglass Appreciation Night,” a promotion that has less-than-optimal optics. It actually looks like the product of a stuck-in-the-1950s marketing focus group which was led by Roger Ailes and Bill O’Reilly.

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How to Choose the Right Softball Bat

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By David Morgan

Being best on the field isn’t going to happen if you don’t have a bat that is good enough for the job. Since pure talent alone won’t make the cut, why don’t you try looking for the right softball bat to evaluate yourself?

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Ron Rivera, Andre Dawson Among Chicago Cubs Honored Guests this Home Stand

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Every time the Chicago Cubs begin a new home stand, the club sends out a release listing all the promotions, breads and circuses, and celebrity guests that will be a part of it. It’s always fun to peruse through the list of who’s throwing out the first ball and/or singing the stretch this time around?

The co-headliners this time are club legend Andre Dawson and former Chicago Bears Linebacker/Carolina Panthers Head Coach Ron RiveraMila Kunis was no doubt the highlight of the season thus far.

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White Sox, Brewers and Braves Front Office Discussing the Sport’s Future at AHAA 2017

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Major League Baseball sometimes struggles in moving the needle on the internet.

Baseball is very unique in that the high level of popularity enjoyed by the sport is often not well reflected by web traffic statistics. Page view numbers can consistently fall far below what you’d expect given how many Americans love the sport, and it’s a phenomena more commonplace to MLB than in the other major sports.

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Cubs Fan Dies From Fall at Wrigley Field; Autopsy Results Released

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A fan at Wrigley Field for Tuesday night’s Chicago Cubs 9-5 win over the Cincinnati Reds fell over a ballpark railing; suffering a lethal blow. At 11 p.m. central Tuesday night, Richard E. Garrity, a 42-year-old Wheaton resident, fell over a protective railing as he was exiting the stadium and died the next day due to head trauma.

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Nastia Liukin, Nick Offerman Among Chicago Cubs Honored Guests this Home Stand

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Upcoming Rosemont Baseball Team Believes Minor League Market Is Not Saturated

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It’s imperative, when you’re a minor league baseball franchise, to get way outside the box with your promotions. With over 200 minor league baseball teams in the United States, you’ve got to make major waves by being original, in order to get noticed by the media and publicity industries.

“As long as it’s legal, and in good taste, we’re going to do it,” proclaimed Shawn Hunter, co-owner of the not yet named minor league Rosemont baseball team.

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Derek Jeter Night: Complete Transcription of His New Plaque

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Tonight is Derek Jeter Night at Yankee Stadium, and his man of the hour moments come in a Sunday Night Baseball contest on ESPN. Below you’ll find the entire inscription on Derek Jeter Plaque:

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Chicago Cubs World Series Win was the Last Great American Sports News Story

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The party itself was a transcendent bacchanal, but now the hangover has set in. We had a transcendent euphoria of a time, but now the huge bill is due and the nausea and headaches are severe. It doesn’t mean we have any regrets at all about what we experienced, but it does make us wonder where we go from here.

The Chicago Cubs winning the World Series for the first time in 108 years was the last Great American Sports News Story (Capitalization Intentional). Everything else that’s happened since seems inconsequential by comparison.

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Real Life Albuquerque Isotopes (Rockies AAA Affiliate) Claim World’s Spiciest Burger

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“These are southwestern toppings!” Homer Simpson exclaimed as a ballpark hot dog gave him the epiphany that he was seeking. That eureka moment helped Homer realize the Albuquerque Isotopes were indeed in the works, with New Mexico’s largest city set to take away his hometown Springfield Isotopes.

During that specific episode of The Simpsons, Homer went on a hunger strike in hopes of exposing the plan, and it led to his getting chained to a pole in the minor league baseball stadium.

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ESPN 30 for 30: Top 20 of All Time List

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Rating the best films in the ESPN 30 for 30 series is a highly debatable endeavor, as there are so many great documentaries to choose from. Click the title where highlighted for a review/feature on that specific film.

A year ago, I would have told you that there’s Hillsborough, the college football docs, and then there’s everything else. Still true, except now there’s Laettner, which towers above everything else.

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