70s Night at the Bank: Hot Pants Patrol Revival, and Ryan Howard Is Indeed a Pimp

70s Night at the Bank: Hot Pants Patrol Revival, and Ryan Howard Is Indeed a Pimp
August 29, 2009, 6:58 am
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Sure it's gimmicky, but if you can't get a laugh out of 70s nights at MLB ballparks, you may be trying too hard. I chuckled like a Phillies grandma when I saw the pictures of the guys PS'd with ridiculous 70s gear, especially a normally stoic guy like Chase Utley decked out in Saturday Night Fever gear (which, oddly enough, Shane Victorino still rocks). 

We also got to see the revival of the Hot Pants Patrol, a moment in Phillies history we wish were celebrated more than once a year. 

Never mind that dude on the right, screwing up the frame. 

But perhaps the best mash-up moment from last night's promotion was seeing Ryan Howard decked out in pimp gear, just a second before he got his pimp on, blasting his first of two homers on the night. 

We even got to hear Wheels recite the lyrics of Shaft. Next up was Jayson Werth, whom Wheels believed evoked thoughts of the Beatles during their "yoga phase." 

Here's Utley:

Does that not look familiar, Shane? And, speaking of the Hawaiian...

More Hot Pants Patrol pictures here

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