Ogden Raptors (rookie; Pioneer League) President Dave Baggott issued an apology for the announcement of a blatantly sexist “Hourglass Appreciation Night” promo, where 18 hourglass-shaped “stunners” would provide radio color commentary and pose for fan photos.
The ostensible angle of “Hourglass Appreciation Night” was to celebrate baseball’s status as “Sports Sans Clock,” and since August is the number 8 month, which looks like an hourglass, there would be 18 stunners at an August 11 game courtesy of Salt Lake City-based Stars Talent Studio, providing “a different stunner each half-inning.” After outrage from fans on social media, the promo was scrapped.
Here is Baggott’s full statement:
The Ogden Raptors regret that an unauthorized press release was disseminated over the weekend announcing a promotion that was not approved or scheduled by club ownership or management.
This promotion will not take place and steps have been put in place to ensure this will not happen again.
The Ogden Raptors offer a sincere apology to anyone who was offended by the promotion itself and the contents of the press release, and in no way supports or condones the objectification of women. It is not reflective of the values of the Ogden Raptors, Los Angeles Dodgers organization, the Pioneer Baseball League or Minor League Baseball.
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