This is just an uninformed observation, but where have all the streakers gone? Is it just me, or has there been a dramatic decrease in this amusing act? I for one, am hoping that the 2010 baseball season has a few more naked runners. And would it be too much to ask for the majority of them to be female?
There’s obviously a fine line between fun and sinister in this arena. I’m not rallying for someone to rip through a school yard naked or anything. I’m just calling for a few brave souls to dash across the diamond with only a rally monkey covering their privates.
As a player, I never got annoyed by such an event. Matter of fact, I think I speak for almost all the players and say we loved it. Nothing like a streaker to spice up a long 10 day road trip. Especially one through Cleveland or Milwaukee. Ditto that as a fan. A streaker now and then is a good thing. Once again though, let me reiterate that we need a few more of the female species.
For those of you out there thinking of doing it…know the penalty is gonna be stiff. You might get tackled by 5 smelly guys on the grounds crew. Your wallet is definitely gonna be lighter when it’s all over. People are never gonna look at you the same. They’ll probably laugh at you, especially if you’re a guy and you choose to streak in cold weather.
But that being said, stop thinking about yourself so much. Think of all the bored ball players. Think of the police with nothing to do. Think of the young fans who, if not for you, might very well go to their grave without witnessing this rite of passage. Swallow your pride, save up your money, and get on with it.
Here’s my vote for a few more streakers this baseball season.
P.S. If you’re interested, check out this blog I wrote about Morganna “The Kissing Bandit” back in January of last year. I wouldn’t exactly classify her as a streaker, but she’s pretty close.