Two Instagram models claimed Monday that they’ve been banned indefinitely from Major League Baseball stadiums after the pair exposed themselves — on live TV — during Sunday night’s World Series Game 5.
Footage, which swiftly made its way to social media, showed Houston Astros ace Gerrit Cole preparing to make a pitch in the bottom of the seventh when the two women – who were standing behind home plate at Nationals Park – lifted up their shirts to expose their breasts.
The stunt appeared to have no effect on Cole, who briefly paused, or the Astros, who went on beat the Washington Nationals, 7-1, and take a commanding 3-2 lead in the best of seven series.
Houston Astros starting pitcher Gerrit Cole throws against the Washington Nationals during the first inning of Game 5 of the World Series on Sunday. (AP)
“During the game, you violated the fan code of conduct by exposing yourself during the 7th inning, in order to promote a business,” reads a letter MLB’s vice president of security and ballpark operations allegedly sent to the two women following the game. One of them posted a pic of the letter on Twitter.
It added: “You are hereby banned from all Major League Baseball stadiums and facilities, indefinitely.”
The World Series, which is being broadcast by FOX, returns to Houston for Game 6 Tuesday night at 8:07 p.m. ET.