Shane Victorino #8 of the Philadelphia Phillies takes the field for batting practice prior to Game One of the NLCS against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the 2009 MLB Playoffs at Dodger Stadium on October 15, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Getty Images)more pics »Shane Victorino
isn't quite ready to laugh along with the rest of the world at the New York Post
's joke just yet. The newspaper published a photo of him Photoshopped with a cheerleader's skirt and legs, and Victorino did not want to be associated with it. The Shane Victorino cover (via CourierPost.com)
ran the photo along with an article discussing why New York and its fans are superior to Philly's. According to Yahoo News
, a photographer asked the baseball player to pose in a photo while holding up the newspaper, to which Victorino said, "No, I'm not holding that up, bro." Fair enough. When the photographer walked out, Victorino told the rest of the room, "Get these out of here."
Apparently a pal told him about the photo in a text message, and Victorino didn't understand why he'd been targeted instead of a more famous teammate. He did, however, joke about the cheerleader's legs.
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