The intent was pure enough: Host a live Twitter event in advance of tryouts for next year's 2014 Phillies ball girls. And the kids are all up in the Twitter, so why not have this year's crop field questions on Twitter?
A few predictable questions surfaced (how old? do the players talk to you? etc.) that were answered, and one exchange had a veritable whiff of good humor, which met the daily quota at the Phillies:
We don’t smell them. We just run. RT @willrusch21 #ballgirlschat I imagine the Mets bullpen pitchers jackets smell horrible, any truth?— Phillies (@Phillies) October 15, 2013
but most remain lain at the feet of the Sphinx, forever lost to the sands of time. What follows is just a selection of some of today's favorites. If I missed any, feel free to embed in the comments.
@Phillies Does performance dictate utility or can the utility of an object remain theoretical? How is Ryan Howard's Achilles? #BallGirlsChat— Trev from TGP (@Hegelbon) October 15, 2013
#BallGirlsChat has Amaro tried to put you in any deals for Giancarlo Stanton and one of the girls from the Clevelander?— Jason Brown (@j0brown31) October 15, 2013
@phillies do you do anything different to balls that are dirty as opposed to clean balls? #BallgirlsChat— Catztradamus (@joecatz) October 15, 2013
@Phillies #BallgirlsChat I have no doubt you'd be a better GM than Amaro. What would your first move be?— David S. Cohen (@dsc250) October 15, 2013
@phillies since Ruben has shafted the fans the last two years do you think you should change your names to shaft girls? #BallgirlsChat— Catztradamus (@joecatz) October 15, 2013
@Phillies Were any of you victorino'd? #2007ballgirlswere #ballgirlschat— Scanders85 (@scanders85) October 15, 2013
@Phillies Do you feel that the United States should remain in the United Nations? #BallgirlsChat— FanSince09 (@FanSince09) October 15, 2013
@Phillies Who had the dopest verse on "No More Worries"? #BallgirlsChat— Mike Meech (@meechone) October 15, 2013