Tuesday, November 5, 2019

#Free the Nipple, MLB Edition

Shagmag founder Julia Rose
From NYPo, Julia Rose, Lauren Summer banned indefinitely after flashing Gerrit Cole at World Series
Shagmag founder Julia Rose and brand executive Lauren Summer have been banned indefinitely by Major League Baseball after flashing Astros pitcher Gerrit Cole during Game 5 of the World Series on Sunday night.

Taking to social media early Monday, Rose and Summer shared the letter they had received, which noted a violation of rules of fan conduct.

“During the game, you violated the fan code of conduct by exposing yourself during the 7th inning, in order to promote a business,” the letter read.

It appears the women were promoting breast cancer awareness.
"Brand Executive" Lauren Summer
I'm not so sure they were promoting breast cancer awareness so much as just their personal breast awareness... But if so, mission accomplished!
League spokesperson Michael Teevan confirmed to USA Today that the women had been banned, noting MLB “distributed a letter to the individuals in question, and the letter set for an indefinite ban for each.”

Fellow attendee Kayla Lauren, who also sported a yellow Shagmag T-shirt at the game, later posted a bathroom selfie seemingly following the incident.

“Just got kicked out of the World Series. In police HQ bathroom still gotta get that birthday selfie,” she shared on her Instagram story.

The interruption didn’t appear to deter the Astros, who went on to defeat the Nationals 7-1. Houston now leads the series 3-2.
But maybe the lingering damage to his psyche caused the Astros ultimate defeat in the series.

There are cities in the US, including New York and Fort Collins (and don't even mention what goes in San Francisco), where women are free to display nipples after court cases found that banning female but not male nipples violated the equal protection cause. Can that principal be extended to nominally private, but large public accommodations like ball parks?

UPDATE: The Wombat is back in business, with Rule Five Sunday: Black Widow.

Julia Rose

Lauren Summer

Oh sure, why not. NSFW, NSFW

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