Major League Baseball has banned two women from games indefinitely after they flashed Houston Astros pitcher Gerrit Cole during Game 5 of the World Series.
Julia Rose and Lauren Summer performed the act during the seventh inning of the contest. It was captured on camera.
MLB must have quickly reviewed that footage, because Summer received a letter from the league on Sunday night. USA Today was able to confirm MLB sent the letter.
Rose and Summer were banned for “violating the fan code,” according to the note.
“On October 27, 2019, you attended World Series Game 5 at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C,” the letter read.
“During the game, you violated the fan code of conduct by exposing yourself during the 7th inning, in order to promote a business. You were also part of a scheme in which you induced others to expose themselves to promote the business.
“You are hereby banned from all Major League Baseball stadiums and facilities, indefinitely.”
The two women claim they flashed Cole “for breast cancer.” They also did it in order to promote their business, a digital magazine called Shagmag.
Summer says the proceeds from Shagmag will go toward helping women with breast cancer pay off their medical bills.
“To clarify, yes we knew we would get banned, yes the letters are real, and yes, I would do it again lol,” Summer wrote on Twitter.
“More importantly, subscribe to @SHAGMAG_ because the proceeds go directly to women with breast cancer to pay for their medical bills.”
Cole wasn’t distracted
If Rose and Summer were hoping to throw Cole off his game, the tactic didn’t work.
Cole walked Ryan Zimmerman on the next pitch, but then struck out Victor Robles to end the inning.
Cole was masterful during the start, giving up just one run over 7 innings during the Astros’ 7-1 win over the Washington Nationals.
The Astros will head back to Houston with a 3-2 lead after dropping the first two games of the World Series.
Due to their bans, Rose and Summer will not be at either game — if a Game 7 is necessary — in Houston.