After a grueling tryout process, which included a written test, the Phillies have whittled down more than a thousand applicants to select their 2009 ball girls. Oh happy day!
Yes, a written test. That wasn't the most intriguing aspect of the selection process, however.
Out of more than 1,600 applicants — including one gentleman in his 70s — only nine survived all three cutdowns in a lengthy selection process.
Well, at least Pat Summitt didn't show up.
No one mentioned any beauty pageant experience, though other applicants did. "A lot of them think it is a beauty competition and it really is not," DeVicaris said.
After perusing these photos, I'm going to have to take issue with that.
Phillies Announce New Ballgirls [Philadelphia Inquirer]