Sitting behind home plate at a Major League Baseball game is a privilege. Not only does it indicate you have a lot of money or connections, it also means a lot of television time for that day’s game. Some people take it seriously. Others try to have as much fun as humanly possible. A select few take it a little too far.
Before the famous 2019 World Series flashers took the Internet by storm, there was Korina Evaniuk. She was only 22 years old at the time, but she quickly became a social media sensation back in 2017 when the Miami Marlins hosted the St. Louis Cardinals at Marlins Park.
As a guest of Laurence Leavy — better known to MLB fans as Marlins Man — Evaniuk decided the best way to distract an opposing pitcher is by pulling down her shirt. It worked, but not in the way she hoped.
Marlins Fan Flashes Cardinals Pitcher
In the bottom of the sixth inning, with Marlins outfielder Christian Yelich at the plate and Cardinals pitcher Brett Cecil on the mound, a young lady pulled down her Miami v-neck T-shirt and shimmied to try to distract the opposing team. The incident was caught on camera for the world to see and drew more attention than close game itself.
Later, Korina Evaniuk sent out a series of tweets to confirm it was her and her intentions.
She was even interviewed on Inside Edition about the incident.
“I mean, like, I just shimmied my boobs a little bit, but I guess the whole Internet just broke after that… To be honest, I actually didn’t even think I got caught on camera because it was so fast.”
Enjoying a great seat for a Wednesday night Marlins game turned into something much bigger. Evaniuk became a viral sensation. She wouldn’t do it again if she had the chance, but that second-row moment certainly helped take her notoriety to the next level in South Florida.
Today, she is the vice president of sales for a real estate company.
As for the game, Yelich struck out and the Marlins lost.
Once the coronavirus pandemic ends and the spread of COVID-19 stops, chances are there might be a few more flashers at MLB games in the future.