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Not So Great Moments In Female Sports Fan History

You can love your team in many ways. You can wear their logo, deck out your car in bumper stickers, make your home into a shrine to them, or even buy seasons tickets to their games. However, it is generally illegal to run out onto the field to give them kisses of appreciation.

Let’s go back, wayyy back before the intarwebs, before the CD player, and before some of you were even born. The year is 1971 and a 17 year old baseball fan named Morganna Roberts is seated in the front row at a Cincinnati Red’s game. On an alleged dare from a friend, Morganna left normal fanhood, and entered into infamy. She vaulted onto the field (her and her enormous fake breasts) and planted a kiss on Pete Rose. Thus, Morganna The Kissing Bandit was born.

Over her career, Morganna kissed many famous names including Nolan Ryan and Don Mattingly. Each time she was arrested for disorderly conduct but each kiss made her a legend. She even made appearances on late night TV.

These days, Morganna, that crazy recluse, grants no interviews and is basically in hiding. Can you imagine if someone tried to do this today? They would take one step on the field and be shot by a sniper… or taken into custody to be questioned by Homeland Security. And I’m sure the players these days who are now getting multi-million dollar contracts wouldn’t be amused either if some crazy yet busty lady kept trying to kiss them while they were at bat.

Man, they’re no fun.

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Not So Great Moments in Female Sports Fan History.

It is fantastic to see fiercely loyal, sports savvy, women in the stands at all types of sporting events. Usually the sight of a gaggle of girls cheering on the home team would warm my heart, but in some cases, it turns my stomach. In the case of the latter, I present to you: Not So Great Moments in Female Sports Fan History.

The Chase Chicks.

Chase Chicks

They’re tan, they look good in yellow, they love baseball, and sometimes they molt. The Chase Chicks gathered at Philadelphia Phillies games in the summer of ’06 to cheer on their favorite second baseman, Chase Utley.  This group of girls donned all yellow and sometimes feathers (get it, “Chicks”?) and managed to create a weird juxtaposition to the normal crop of spirited, slightly drunken Philly fans. As things like this do, the Chase Chicks faded away. Perhaps the forlorn high school gals hung it up after Chase’s fairytale wedding in early 2007. As for where they are now, I would venture to guess sleeping their way through their freshman and sophomore years at Rutgers or Drexel? Just a guess.

In the spirit of Glamour magazine’s famous DO’s and DON’Ts I would say to these young ladies:

DO support your team

DO love your players

DO try and wear your team colors even if you insist on dressing like you just came from field hockey practice.

and most importantly

DON’Twear feathers to an MLB game- unless you’re the San Diego Chicken. Stay Classy!

 

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