A Reality Show Called “Cleat Chasers?” Seriously?

Somehow, I missed this. I guess it was because I’m not a regular reader of that trusted news source RadarOnline.com

EXCLUSIVE: New Reality TVShow About Major LeagueBaseball Groupies

Posted on Jan 07, 2011 @ 04:00AM  


Move over Tiger Woods, it looks like some cheating major league baseball players are about to see their groupies on TV, thanks to a new reality show in the works.

RadarOnline.com has learned exclusively that casting in now taking place for a show about Baseball Annies, slang for women who stop at nothing to hook up with major league players — married or single.

The show has the working title of Cleat Chasers and casting is in full swing by Get Some Media. A source familiar with the production told us it will feature women who know every trick to score with the pros.

“It’s a reality show about girls who stop at nothing to score with athletes while they are away from their wives and girlfriends during baseball spring training,” a source close to casting told RadarOnline.com exclusively. “It’s about girls that have gone pro in the sport of ‘cleat chasing.'”

Scottsdale, Arizona — the home of spring training for many major league teams — is a front runner to host the show and several women from there have already been cast.

“The girls will go to any lengths to go to games and practices with the goal of sleeping with and getting material things from athletes as a notch under their belt,” the source told RadarOnline.com exclusively.

These Baseball Annies talk about receiving gifts and jewelry from their athlete conquests, and have tales of wild nights out and hotel stays.

“Some girls reside in Scottsdale and others   plan their vacations from other states around going to games to meet athletes at spring training,” the source said. “The girls map out what clubs, bars, and restaurants players go to so they can stalk them. These girls will do anything and are proud of it.

“So if you’re a single athlete it’s an amazing way to meet women and if you’re a married athlete it’s an amazing way to cheat on your wife. Almost every girl interviewed for the show has admitted that it’s not a concern of theirs if the athlete is married or not,” said the source.

The reality show will focus on the women and the ‘cleat chasing’ lifestyle more than the players and their participation, added the source. That, however, doesn’t mean players names haven’t been dropped by the ‘cleat chasers’ interviewed!

“The girls have named players — some that are famous and married, some single, and some players that are new to the game,” added the source. “And the production company is trying to figure out what’s true and what’s not.”

Let me comment, if I may. For one thing, I don’t watch reality television with one exception: “Chopped” on the Food Network. The second thing I want to say is aren’t people sick of shows like “The Housewives of Beverly Hil
ls” and its spin-offs that portray women as sleazy, gold-digging airheads? I’m not being all uppity about this; I wanted to date ballplayers when I was in high school and wrote about it in the She-Fan book. But this show just sounds gross. Like the world needs more gross.



  1. raysrenegade

    I can give you stories of the cleat chasing group-ettes and some of their post-game moves, but a gentleman never tells.
    Seriosuly, I have a few tales to tell, and have also witnessed a few over the past 10 years of the side-car Sally’s playbook on obtaining the object of your…obsession. Heck, I sit right next to one…..Just ask Mr Hughes (lol).

    Rays Renegade


  2. scofid

    No cleat chasing tales, please. That’s definitely not a show that I’ll be tuning into. By the way, I see that the future Mrs. Jeter has a movie coming out that sounds a lot like ‘Single White Female’. DJ might want to re-consider his marital choice after he see’s other women “crushin'” on his soon-to-wife! LOL! I can honestly say that I never thought Snooki would make an appearance on your website!


  3. yankeesfan27

    Scott, Jeet got married in November. Gotta hand it to the guy for keeping it under the radar so well. But then again, he’s Jeet.

    And Jane, this show is ridiculous, granted I said the same of Jersey Shore, and all the Housewife spinoffs. Of course, being an ex-New Jersey-ite, I am ashamed to be labeled as such a sleezy state (see Housewives of NJ and Jersey Shore haha).

    A very appropriate time for Snooki’s face. Must her mother be proud.


  4. crzblue2

    OMG! Jane. Say it isn’t so. Sick, sick sick of all these realities shows. Never watch them and just seeing them advertise on TV, newspapers, on busses and hearing people talk about them. I tell them when they ask me. No, I know nothing about those shows.

  5. Jane Heller

    Renegade, I don’t doubt that you have great stories but you are a gentleman so I don’t think we’ll see them on TV any time soon. As for Hughes’ groupie, didn’t you say she brings him bad luck? I seem to remember he lost every time she was there.

    I never thought Snooki would make an appearance on this blog either, Scott. The fact that I know who she is is a miracle, although I couldn’t pick “The Situation” out of a lineup.

    Jeter isn’t married, Christiaan. There was a rumor last year that he and Minka were tying the knot in November but it never happened – unless he’s fooled the entire world, which is hard to do given sites like TMZ and RadarOnline. Besides, why would he want to hide a marriage? As for this upcoming reality show, the players must be nervous. I’m sure they have lawyers at the ready.

    I’m sick of them too, Emma. What cracks me up is how easy it is for the stars of the shows to become famous without having any talent. Yuck.

  6. blithescribe

    Yuck! I think my favorite line from the press release is the last one. No, the producers aren’t trying to figure out what’s true as much as what will raise ratings without costing them too much in legal fees for them to make a profit. I certainly see nothing wrong with single folks going out and having a good time in whatever wild ways they chose to sow their oats, and as for the married folks acting like they’re still single, well shame on them. But in neither case do we need to “celebrate” it by putting it on TV. I am sick of these reality TV shows too and they just seem to get sleazier and sleazier as the folks that create them run out of ideas.
    That said, I do like Chopped too and Next Iron Chef and Food Network Challenge (though they’re trying to add more “drama” to that one which is bad), the reality shows where the focus is on truly talented people creating something amazing instead of people with no talent doing something shameless and sleazy.
    – Kristen

  7. dschaub@gpo.gov

    Ah, yes…the Dumbing Down of America continues… seemingly without end…I’d quote from “Work With Me, Annie” from Hank Ballard, but suffice to say that “work” meant many things…apropos kudos to our gentleman, Mr. Renegade…
    Nope…can’t be bothered with reality trash-TV either…the only thing that intrigued me was that “Sing-Off” show, with the competing a cappella groups, for obvious reasons…
    Of course, I heard a titillating (so to speak) story or two in the fantasy camps…which only enhanced OUR fantasies… but this all reminds me of an anecdote from “The Big Bam.” A story went that the regular poker players on the team were gathered on the travelin’ train, mid-game, wondering when The Babe was gonna show up. Almost on cue, they heard shouting and screaming and frightful noise…then down the aisle runs a buck-naked Babe…being chased by a buck-naked young lady, wielding a knife…as the legend goes, nobody stirred…they just said, “well, I guess we can’t count on Jidge tonight!”

  8. Jane Heller

    Ah, a kindred spirit, Kristen. So you watch Chopped and the other Food Network shows too? I watched Iron Chef America last night and Bobby Flay actually lost the challenge. Don’t see that very often. But I digress. These are creative people doing creative things. They have TALENT. I hate watching “regular” people who act stupid and are rewarded for it.

    Good question, Paul. Maybe the rookies straight from the farm won’t even notice they’re being had.

    So right, Sue. It’s the audience that drives these shows. If people would only stop watching, the shows would disappear and we could have interesting/funny/entertaining scripted shows back on the air with more writers in Hollywood recovering their jobs!

  9. abby1306

    Wow, I can’t believe they seriously doing that kind of reality TV show. As much as I love America but how pathatic is that? Maybe german TV isn’t that bad after all. Lol. Even though I don’t care in which country I am, I don’t watch any kind of reality TV show. Should I feel sorry for the players, the women or the viewers? LOL
    – Nadine

  10. Jane Heller

    When I hear about the Babe’s exploits, Dave, it makes me think those days were a more innocent time. Yes, there were groupies even then, but the women didn’t flaunt their part in the same way they do know. And I bet they didn’t demand jewelry and other payoffs.

  11. mel.tmottbg@gmail.com

    What is the world coming to? Sigh.

    I can think of several reality TV show I’d like to see right now:

    Cashman’s Cash

    Who’s got (pitching) talent?

    The Amazing Ace (of the Yankee staff)

    Ace of Aces

    American (League) Idol

    The Next Top Pitching Talent

    Extreme Makeover: The AJ Edition


  12. dschaub@gpo.gov

    Melissa —
    Those are GRREAT! Most clever & ingenious, young lady!!
    Hey…as long as I’m back on the blog…wanna waste some space to tip my Yankee cap to a legendary old-timer who passed away last Thursday…Ryne Duren.
    For those of you waaay too young to remember, or even have heard of him, this guy was the ORIGINAL “Wild Thing.” A Yankee reliever with a blazing fastball, and not much control of it, he sported THICK glasses. He was big, too — so he’d come into games, routinely fire a smoking warm-up pitch 20 feet over the catcher’s head, and proclaim himself ready. If a batter asked “what’s he doin’ out there,” ol’ Yogi or Ellie would say, “damn if I know!!” We got him in one of those many trades with the Kansas City A’s (the one that sent Billy Martin away)…only a Yank for a few years, but Unforgettable… later in life, he beat alcoholism, and was a great spokesman for AA and such…hey Ryne, I betcha Mick and the boyz are glad to welcome you back…throw one off the backstop for me…

  13. Jane Heller

    How low can they go? Good question, Jenn. That’s what I keep asking myself.

    Yes, sad to read about the passing of Ryne Duren the other day, Dave. He did manage to get his life together and the stories about him are amazing. No batter wanted to step into the box with him on the mound.

  14. Jane Heller

    Feel sorry for us viewers here in the U.S., Nadine. You’re lucky your German TV isn’t all mucked up with these shows. Ugh.

    LOL, Melissa. My favorite of your shows is “Extreme Makeover: The AJ Edition.” I’d watch that religiously because those Extreme Makeovers always have a happy ending!

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