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06/06/2017 06:51 am ET Updated Jun 06, 2017

This Might Be The Most Sexist Baseball Team Promotion Ever

Hourglass Appreciation Night -- really?

A minor-league baseball team is under fire for a majorly sexist promotion.

The Ogden (Utah) Raptors published a news release Saturday 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,” the statement says. “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 Eastern time.

Perhaps the team thought it knew its audience.

 

HuffPost has reached out to the Raptors for comment.

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