More Streaking Please

February 18, 2010

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.

Ouch. As a streaker, you're going to take enormous risk.

Ouch. As a streaker, you're going to take enormous risk.

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.

8 Responses to “More Streaking Please”

  1. Christian says:

    I think since Chicago’s dumb and dumber jumped onto the field and went after Gamboa (unprovoked) the field crew doesnt take things like this as light as they used to. Were you on that team?

  2. Brent Mayne says:

    Yep, I was there…and you’re right, after that event, the grounds crew probably tend to view fans jumping on the field as more of a threat than anything. Unless they’re naked. Tough to view a naked guy or girl as a threat. Unless they’re naked with a knife.

  3. Kathy says:

    LOL, this is too funny!!! Luckily, my kids got to see their first real streaker at a Padres/Rockies game in San Diego two years ago. When we went last year to see the Padres play the Phillies, my 9 yr old son (who of course wants to be a baseball player) kept asking when the streaker was going to go on.

  4. Ed Payne says:

    Was it Marlenna (think that was her name) that rushed the field so many times to kiss Nolan Ryan? That was all when i was a kid… Do I have it all mixed up Mr. Mayne?

  5. Brent Mayne says:

    Hey Ed…the name you’re looking for is Morganna “The Kissing Bandit”. Not exactly a streaker, but really close. Check out this blog I wrote about her back in January of last year. http://brentmayne.com/2009/01/

  6. Mark Stevens says:

    While I agree in concept, I hope we don’t see a jump in streakers. Can you say easy sex offender conviction?

    Sorry for throwing water on the fun, but do a google search for “mooning” or “streaking”, and “sex offender.” Unfortunately we are living days when the frivolity of youth can ruin the rest of your life.

    Of course, should I be proved wrong by some brave soul I will tilt a pint in salute.

  7. Welf says:

    Backed 100%. Great post

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