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Meet the new Marlins' cheerleading squad

February 25, 2008 12:00:00 AM PST
A whole new brand of cheerleader will be taking the field for the Florida Marlins this season.An all-male, plus-size cheerleading squad dubbed the Manatees will perform for the crowds.

The men of epic proportions will dance, cheer and of course jiggle, during Friday and Saturday home games this season.

Auditions took place Sunday and the men were judged on how well they danced a choreographed routine.

Men who are selected won't be paid. They'll get tickets to games they perform at, and the honor of dancing in front of crowds that have been smallest in major league baseball for the last two seasons.

Those who love the Marlins' more svelte Mermaid cheerleaders have nothing to worry about, they are also coming back.


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