SALT LAKE CITY — A minor league baseball team in Utah has apologized for the announcement of an “Hourglass Appreciation Night” promotion.
The Salt Lake Tribune reported that a news release for the event referencing women’s bodies disappeared from the Ogden Raptors website Monday.
The announcement said a different woman would appear each half-inning and pose for pictures with fans during an Aug. 11 game. The release promised “gorgeous women whose curves rival those of any stud pitching prospect!”
The Raptors apologized for the news release on Tuesday and said the promotion “was not approved or scheduled by club ownership or management.”
“June 6, 2017”
“Statement from Ogden Raptors President Dave Baggott:” pic.twitter.com/nb2g6tR71P
— Ogden Raptors (@ogdenraptors) June 6, 2017
The Raptors are a minor league affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers based in Ogden, about 40 miles north of Salt Lake City.
Another Utah minor league baseball team, the Orem Owlz, apologized and canceled a promotion called “Caucasian Heritage Night” in 2015.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.