(Katherine Conners, a.k.a. Miss Iowa 2010, hanging out with a couple of guys roughly Miguel Batista's age. Photo via Turn for the Judges.com)
Apparently Katherine Conners, Miss Iowa 2010, is not too thrilled with Miguel Batista's post-game comments comparing himself to Miss Iowa after being booed Tuesday night at Nationals Park, reports Sean Keeler of the DesMoines Register.
Most nights, just the thought of Miguel Batista pitching for the Nationals is bad enough. But the thought of Miguel Batista in a swimsuit? It's almost too much to take:
"I know I can throw a pitch or two! The question is, can Miguel Batista walk the runway in a swimsuit?"
(Katherine Connors, via DesMoinesRegister.com, 7/28/2010)
According to Adam Kilgore/Nationals Journal, Batista claims his comments were misinterpreted, and will send flowers to Miss Iowa as an apology.
Just one more time, here's the quote from Batista, via Washington Post:
"Imagine if you go to see Miss Universe, then you end up having Miss Iowa, you might get those kind of boos. But it's okay. They have to understand that as an organization we have to make sure that the kid is fine. You don't want to expose him out there and screw up his future."
(Miguel Batista, via Washington Post, 7/27/2010)