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Marlins' male cheerleaders

The Florida Marlins, whose attendance has floundered for much (if not most) of the team's existence, have come up with a new strategy to lure people to Dolphins Stadium. Tryouts were being held Sunday for a new all-male cheerleading squad. The new cheerleaders will perform at Friday and Saturday home games during the season.

I'm so thrilled by this. It's groundbreaking. I never thought I'd live to see the day when a major league team was clearly willing to market to its gay male (and straight female) fans with blatant sexuality, just like the NFL's scantily clad cheerleaders. Hey, I just found a picture of one of the prospective dancers. It's after the break:

Oops. The article states the Marlins are forming an all-male plus-size squad. They're calling them the Manatees.

Yeah, I'm sure that'll increase their attendance -- among all the fans of manatees, also known as sea cows. -- Joe Guckin