What if we lived in a world where women were graciously admitted to sporting events, but men were forced to wait in the parking lot with the vehicles? The Hudson Valley Renegades, a minor league baseball team from the New York-Penn League, dared to dream, and now that concept is reality. Welcome to Ball-Less Baseball, where on July 7, only women will be allowed into the stadium to watch the Renegades play the Staten Island Yankees. Hey, wait a minute Guiliani … you’re not fooling anyone: Get out!
Ball-Less Baseball was the brainchild of the Goldklang Group, creative marketing arm of the Renegades. Next Tuesday, only women are allowed in the park — plus boys 7-and-under — while the men must hang out and tailgate in the parking lot. What could possibly go wrong?
From the team’s site:
In an attempt to either not break (or at least blur) the gender barrier, all male Renegades employees will be dressed in full female attire. Ex Yankee pitcher, and current Renegades Director of Concessions, Joe Ausanio, has made a living using his arm. After this night, however, the Renegades fear he will be known for his legs. Gades head groundskeeper, Tom “Hubby” Hubmaster, not often known for his svelte physique or runway duds, will fill out a moo-moo better than Roseanne ever could, a sight you simply cannot afford to miss.
The Goldklang Group represents several minor league baseball teams and is responsible for such promotions as the St. Paul Saints’ Michael Vick Chew Toy Giveaway and Get a Massage From A Catholic Nun, and the Ft. Myers Miracle’s Mike Tyson Ear Night (pictured below) and Don’t Be a Bengal, Be a Good Citizen Night.