Newsflash! Just got this press release from the Dodgers:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DODGERS PARTNER WITH VICTORIA'S SECRET TO ANNOUNCE NEW DODGERS DANCE TEAM, "THE BLUE BABES," FOR 2010 SEASON
Clothing outfitter to provide costumes for dance teamLOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Dodgers and Victoria's Secret are proud to announce The Blue Babes, an on-field baseball dance team in the tradition of the Marlins Mermaids and the Brewers' Diamond Dancers. The Blue Babes will provide between-innings entertainment for crowds at Dodger Stadium and will represent the team at functions throughout Los Angeles.
The Blue Babes dance team consists of 23 dancers, all chosen through rigorous private auditions conducted over the off-season. These dancers, who hail from all over the world, were selected based on dance skills, personality and presentation. As part of their Dodger education, dance team members will take classes in basic baseball knowledge and Dodger history.
"I am thrilled and honored to guide the inaugural edition of the Blue Babes," said captain Kaitlyn Portmanteau, a veteran choreographer who has worked with entertainment acts ranging from the UK pop sensation Girls Aloud to the Madame Ants Dance Team of the NBA D-League. "The Blue Babes have a chance to become a Los Angeles institution," Portmanteau continued. "Look out, Laker Girls!"
Victoria's Secret, which recently launched an MLB-branded line of PINK clothing, will partner with the Blue Babes to costume the dancers in a variety of show-stopping uniforms. The most popular designs will then be incorporated into VS PINK MLB gear to be sold to the general public.
Best of all, SoSG is collaborating with the Blue Babes to introduce them to the baseball blogosphere. Look for some introductions very soon...and be sure to check back for another big announcement at 1:00 p.m. PT!