The Boston Red Sox are at it again.
The team that unconscionably brought Jimmy Fallon (!?!?!) to the field with them to celebrate their 2004 World Series victory are now actively taking part in the further besmirching of America’s Pastime by teaming with the producers of Queer Eye For The Straight Guy to produce a dating show to be filmed during games at Fenway Park.
Scout Productions is in the process of developing Sox Appeal, which will air on NESN, the New England Sports Network, the cable and satellite channel owned by the Red Sox.
The show will feature contestants spending 2 innings each with 3 separate dates, and deciding on a keeper by the 7th-inning stretch.
We have an awful lot of New England transplants here at G4, so we decided to put out some feelers in the office to get our resident Sox fans’ reactions to this show:
Typical Male Response: “That’s a garbage idea if you ask me....you go to a Sox game to watch the game, not to find out what some chick likes and doesn’t like to do on her free time.”
Typical Female Response: “I wouldn’t touch any of these losers with a green, 37-foot pole.”
So there you have it. Through its exhaustive scientific polling, TheFeed has concluded that Sox Appeal is a really bad idea that will jeopardize the proud tradition of the game… even more than the Designated Hitter.
The Silver Lining to all this? Since this story is about the Red Sox, we now have every excuse to post this photo of Pedro Martinez’ good luck midget mascot, Nelson De La Rosa:
BostonHerald.com: Dating game: Reality TV to hit Fenway with ‘Sox Appeal’