The Phillies Ballgirls are a familiar sight on the first and third baselines during baseball season, and from afar, being one may not look like much work. After all, all you have to do is field a ball every now and then — how hard can it be, right? Wrong. The two-hour tryout process is actually pretty tough for the paid two-year position. I went to Citizens Bank Park Wednesday morning, joining the 28 other hopefuls vying for nine or 10 spots, to find out what it takes to be a Phillies Ballgirl.
Athleticism is a must
If you can’t catch a ball to save your life (like me), you probably shouldn’t even fill out the application.