Hannah Davis, Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Models Join The Brooklyn Cyclones To Honor United States Armed Forces
Hannah Davis and a bunch of her Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model friends raided MCU Park in Brooklyn on Friday, Aug. 22 to honor both America's past time and America's Armed Forces.
Davis was accompanied by fellow SI models Lily Aldridge, Hannah Ferguson, Adaora Akubilo, Jess Perez, Gig Hadid, Ariel Davis and Chanel Iman to celebrate the Brooklyn Cyclones' annual Military Appreciation night. Appropriately, the Cyclones added a secondary title for the special night, calling it Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Beach Party night.
Davis and her gorgeous gal pals owned the night, and the game itself between the Brooklyn Cyclones and the Tri-City Valley Cats was a second thought for fans in attendance.
The dazzling group of women, all dressed in family friendly over-sized t-shirts, posed for photos with fans, players and military personnel before the game. They even participated in some pre-game activities. The girls all joined together on the pitcher's mound to throw the game's honorary first pitch.
Overall, the night was a big success, according to the Cyclones' official Facebook page.
This is how you market and sell tickets for minor league baseball games. By bringing together beautiful women and honoring the respected men in uniform, the Cyclones' marketing team created the perfect storm. They hit a home run, and really knocked the cover off of the ball. Ok, that was the last idiom.
Considering that the Cyclones are a New York Mets affiliate, it's no surprise that Davis' boyfriend, New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter, wasn't invited. Although, with Jeter being one the most popular athletes in the world, inviting him could have made the night a grand slam. Sorry. THAT was the last one.
To be fair, Jeter and the Yankees were playing a game against the White Sox on Friday. There was no way he would have showed up, so maybe the Cyclones were just saving themselves from being hurt by his denial.
Let's hear it: Did the Cyclones do the right thing by scheduling the swimsuit models to be at the park on the same night that the military was being honored?