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Thursday, August 11, 2011

#girlbehindtheplate more entertaining than 14-inning snoozer

The Tigers-Indians game Tuesday night wasn't much of a thriller, going into in the 14th inning tied 2-2 after a lengthy rain delay earlier in the night. Around the ninth inning, the most exciting event of the night occurred when a fan (not sure what else to call her) found prime real estate behind home plate. And thus the Twitter trend #girlbehindtheplate was born.

Viwers of the telecast were quite taken with her distraction and dismayed at her removal. No matter your take on this annoyance/distraction, the legend of #girlbehindtheplate grew the next morning.

The performance even sparked an idea for a rule book pertaining to fans in the background.
Chances are, #girlbehindtheplate will quickly fade from our collective memory, save for a T-shirt or random blogs, but she was just the distraction fans needed at the time.


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