I was thinking that the Marlins Mermaids were some kind of brand new development in baseball, but it turns out the squad has been around for five years. I guess baseball is just slow to accept cheerleading. Which is strange, because baseball's usually so quick to embrace new things. You know, like WHIP, the designated hitter, the raised pitcher's mound, and Negroes. The sport always sits on the cutting edge of change.
Anyway, the 2008 Mermaids squad was just selected, and you can see three lovely galleries of the hopefuls trying out HERE. I was kinda hoping for more Cuban girls. They're so dark and sultry and mysterious and Communist. And they can actually spit fire if you call them "Mexican." It's pretty cool.