You Will Not Believe This First Pitch By Hooters Girl At Reds Game
This was a rare treat indeed. I’m sure most guys in the stands stopped singing take me out to the ballgame when they realized what was going on. This happened to be the opening pitch of the 2013 season for the Cincinnati Reds. They were playing the LA Dodgers. Of course, there is always someone present to throw out the ceremonial first pitch. Usually, they are someone noteworthy, sometimes even a celebrity.
Usually, the pitch is less than perfect and the players have to stretch, reach or dive to have any chance of catching the ball. With a Hooters girl making the first pitch, you might expect something worse. I’m not trying to pick on her at all, but Hooters girls are known for serving hot wings in hot attire, not for their baseball pitching skills. Usually they are featured explaining how to de-bone a chicken wing or, how to serve a beer, etc. Baseball pitching is not part of their repertoire.
But this girl is different. This is Miss Hooters International. Her name is Marissa Raisor, and she is a stunning beauty. Her long brown hair and brown eyes would certainly distract other players. Plus, with her kind of skill, the Reds might consider putting her on full-time as a clutch pitcher. I’m sure if it came up for a vote, the players would not be opposed!
She would have to decline the offer though. She has other duties to fulfill. As it happens, being Miss Hooters International comes with a few responsibilities. For starters, you h
Miss Hooters International, More Than Baseball Eye Candy
She would have to decline the offer though. She has other duties to fulfill. As it happens, being Miss Hooters International comes with a few responsibilities. For starters, you have to be selected out of the pool of contestants competing for the title. The pool was deeper than any minor-league farm team you could think of. 18,000 girls from more than 400 Hooters locations were considered as they competed in local and regional competitions throughout the year. All the while, the Hooters girls are working to grab one of the top 60 spots for the annual swimsuit pageant that will occur later in Las Vegas at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. Marissa was crowned the winner in 2013, at 20 years old. Suddenly she was skyrocketed to fame and stardom as a branding icon overnight. It all comes with the title. Part of it involves being featured in the Hooters magazine and the famous Hooters calendar. Additionally, she would be required to participate in hosting events and have a shot at appearing in national TV commercials and cutting edge marketing initiatives. Throw in the other marketing appearances and charity events, and you are a star for a year. Basically, being crowned the winner is a pretty big deal. Plus, you get $30,000 in cash so there’s that. Maybe that’s why her pitching arm is so good. Perhaps she used it to attend a secretive spring training event to prep her for throwing out the first pitch, because if you look at her toss, it is pretty incredible.
Celebrity First Pitch Disasters
Compared to other celebrity pitches, Marissa is the cream of the crop. Remember when Carly Rae Jepsen threw a wild sidewinder that was impossible to catch? Talk about “this is crazy!”. That was a pitch for the record books for sure. Or how about Carl Lewis throwing a pitch that was uglier than your cousin’s prom date? Even he had to laugh at that one! So did his buddy in a suit trying to make the catch. President Obama’s pitch was a beautiful disaster, and 50 Cent threw the ball away faster than he did his rap career.
So all of these famous people can’t throw a ball straight to save their life, but a beautiful brunette with big brown eyes, a winning smile and a marketing degree can? Yep, that seems to be the case. Plus, she is only 20. That only adds to the sting. Maybe she could give celebrities lessons on how to throw a baseball. You know, kind of the way we do our six year olds when they play tee ball. Wind up properly, keep your eye on the target, use your shoulder, extend, release, repeat. She can also teach them how to do it with all the style and debonair that makes it look effortless, because she does indeed. While it was ceremonial for sure, she nailed it! When she hangs up her title as Miss Hooters International she could have a budding MLB career. Who are we kidding that will never happen, but a man can dream right? I would even pay double for season tickets to see her take the mound.