Major League Baseball has banned two women from games indefinitely after they flashed Houston Astros pitcher Gerrit Cole during Game 5 of the World Series. Julia Rose and Lauren Summer performed the act during the seventh inning of the contest. It was captured on camera.
MLB must have quickly reviewed that footage, because Summer received a letter from the league Sunday night. USA Today was able to confirm MLB sent the letter.
Rose and Summer were banned for “violating the fan code,” according to the note.
The two women claim they flashed Cole “for breast cancer.” They also did it in order to promote their business, a digital magazine called Shagmag.
Summer says the proceeds from Shagmag will go toward helping women with breast cancer pay off their medical bills.
If Rose and Summer were hoping to throw Cole off his game, the tactic didn’t work. Cole walked Ryan Zimmerman on the next pitch, but then struck out Victor Robles to end the inning.
Cole was masterful during the start, giving up just one run over 7 innings during the Astros’ 7-1 win over the Washington Nationals. The Astros will head back to Houston with a 3-2 lead after dropping the first two games of the World Series.
Due to their bans, Rose and Summer will not be at either game — if a Game 7 is necessary — in Houston.
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