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Baseball groupies to get their own TV show

Jan 10, 2011, 2:05 AM EDT

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“There’s never been a ballplayer slept with me who didn’t have the best year of his career. Making love is like hitting a baseball: you just gotta relax and concentrate. Besides, I’d never sleep with a player hitting under .250.”
– Annie Savoy

Who can forget everyone’s favorite baseball groupie, Susan Sarandon’s Annie Savoy, from the 1988 baseball classic “Bull Durham”?

Well now the groupies are going to have their own television show, and casting is already taking place. From Radaronline:

The show has the working title of Cleat Chasers and casting is in full swing by Get Some Media. A source familiar with the production told us it will feature women who know every trick to score with the pros.

“It’s a reality show about girls who stop at nothing to score with athletes while they are away from their wives and girlfriends during baseball spring training,” a source close to casting told RadarOnline.com exclusively. “It’s about girls that have gone pro in the sport of ‘cleat chasing.’”

The show will likely be held in Scottsdale, Ariz., where the World Champion San Francisco Giants train, though there are a host of other teams nearby.

I actually find the whole psychology of groupies and why they act the way they do as a potentially interesting story. Something tells me, however, that this show won’t get too terribly deep, and will aim more to attract viewers with the promise of naming famous players and sharing sordid tales of their exploits.

Stay tuned … or don’t.

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  1. Chris K - Jan 10, 2011 at 3:26 AM

    This show will have amazing ratings if they just follow around Pat Burrell. Absolute gold.

  2. baseballstars - Jan 10, 2011 at 3:49 AM

    What an empowering message this will be to little girls. Learn to f*ck a professional athlete. Maybe they can give them tips for getting pregnant and living off child support for the rest of their lives as well. Or bait an athlete and play the rape card. Pathetic.

  3. Reflex - Jan 10, 2011 at 5:08 AM

    Its always good to see that giving up watching television 12 years ago has not actually cost me any part of culture that I give a damn about. Plug in an antenna twice a year, the All Star Game and the playoffs. Aside from that only movies and games.

    Plus I get tons more free time, its win/win!

  4. jetersusedjersey - Jan 10, 2011 at 6:43 AM

    This is why I don’t watch tv. Just internet porn for me!

    • BC - Jan 10, 2011 at 9:27 AM

      Hey, why not just cut to the chase, right? ;-)

  5. Adam - Jan 10, 2011 at 7:58 AM

    How are they going to get the ballplayers to sign off to be on the show? If it’s about how they cheat on their wife/girlfriend there won’t be a single player who allows himself to be aired.

    Unless there’s some way that they can be on the show and not have to give permission. But I don’t know all those rules.

  6. Jason @ IIATMS - Jan 10, 2011 at 8:19 AM

    I read the headline and thought: COOL, THE BLOGGERS ARE GETTING THEIR OWN SHOW!

    • iftheshoefits2 - Jan 10, 2011 at 7:06 PM

      Jason-sadly, I thought the same thing. I was hoping Old Gator was going to make the big time. Somehow I think he’d get better ratings than the current projected casting….

  7. Jonny 5 - Jan 10, 2011 at 9:13 AM

    My wife nearly let my son watch Bull Durham (he’s a bigtime Baseball movie buff, the Jackie R story is his favorite, even though it’s like a “b” movie) Lucky for us all I intervened and then made the wife read the back of the package. She was all like”wow”.
    That would have been just as bad as when My mother in law let him watch a movie from my collection. Green Jello Cereal killers featuring “whip me teenage babe” the adventures of Shit man” obey the cow god” electric harley house of love” etc…. It’s really crazy, the drummer is Danny Carey from tool actually.. I just found out my copy is worth 60 bucks. a stupid VHS tape is worth something, wow..

  8. BC - Jan 10, 2011 at 9:29 AM

    If it’s not one of the ESPN’s, The Weather Channel, or a movie with a lot of explosions or gunfire, I don’t generally watch it. Although every once in a while I put the Angry Christian Network on just to crack myself up.

    • sportsdrenched - Jan 10, 2011 at 11:47 AM

      I’m kind of the same way. If it’s not a game, race, or golf round I generally don’t watch it.

      …of course out of all the stuff on HBT This morning…this is the first thing I clicked on.

    • Jonny 5 - Jan 10, 2011 at 1:32 PM

      Games, history channel, discovery channel, the 3 things I watch besides movies.

  9. apbaguy - Jan 10, 2011 at 12:17 PM

    I think you should all pray that the story doesn’t follow Oakland groupies (voted “ugliest” in ESPN The Rag’s poll last year.) Although, explosive gunfire could then be included at no additional charge. Personally, this would be great on HBO or Starz, not so much on censored-TV. I’d like to see this placed in Macondo or LA, where we could get kind of a reworked Miami Vice vibe going: glitter, sex, money, crime and great weather. It works for Hawaii-5-0, why not baseball groupies?

    • BC - Jan 10, 2011 at 12:21 PM

      Throw in an F4 tornado and I’ll watch it.

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