Who is Miami supposed to root for in the World Series when it's not one of those weird years when the Marlins somehow manage to wind up winning it? The city's important risqué men's underwear industry is apparently lining up behind the San Francisco Giants. Papi, a Miami-based brand of underthings, has sent the team three giant boxes of colorful man thongs.
The Giant's first baseman Audrey Huff, who played college ball here at the University of Miami, has attributed his recent good fortunes in the hitting department to what's under his uniform: a red, rhinestone-studded thong.
He's committed to wearing the "rally thong" for the rest of the post-season and claims it's brought him good luck. Not only that but he apparently has a habit of walking around the locker room in nothing but the skivvies and has even talked to reporters while wearing it. We just hope he washes it.
Huff's thong of choice is made by Miami-based underwear makers Papi. Normally the banana hammock of choice for muscly, gay latino men, Papi is embracing its surprising entrance into the sports world and sent the Giants an entire package of the rally thong.
Reports the Mercury News:
So, totally unsolicited, [Papi] sent three huge dress-size boxes filled with thong underwear in every color of the rainbow to AT&T Park, ATTN: A. Huff. No joke, these boxes stood 3 feet tall. And Huff became a giddy, thong-flinging Santa Claus this morning, distributing them to everyone in the clubhouse.
Should we be offended Papi is not supporting their hometown team, the Marlins, the same way? Should someone tell Logan Morrison he might need a lucky thong? Do we really want to see the sure-to-surface resulting pictures?
Then again, judging solely from their name the Giants probably do have the best hopes of properly filling the underwear out. Besides, aren't man thongs considered normal casual wear in some circles of San Fran?
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