Rapper Kodak Black created quite a stir back in January when he appeared to be having sex with a woman in a private suite during a Panthers-Canucks NHL game in South Florida. Video later showed the couple was merely dancing provocatively and remained fully clothed.
In American slang, baseball metaphors for sex are often used as euphemisms for the degree of physical intimacy achieved in sexual encounters or relationships. In the metaphor, first prevalent in the aftermath of World War II, sexual activities are described as if they are actions in a game of baseball. Baseball has also served as the context for metaphors about sexual roles and identity.
The metaphors are found variously in popular American culture, with one well-known example in the Meat Loaf song "Paradise by the Dashboard Light", which describes a young couple "making out", with a voice-over commentary of a portion of a baseball game, as a metaphor for the couple's activities. A similar example can be found in Billy Joel's song "Zanzibar" in which he compares himself to Pete Rose and sings the lines, "Me, I'm trying just to get to second base and I'd steal it if she only gave the sign. She's gonna give the go ahead, the inning isn't over yet for me." Trace Adkins's 2006 song "Swing" is based on the same concept.
There are conflicting perspectives on the use of the baseball metaphor as a part of sex education. Some educators have found the baseball metaphor an effective instructional tool when providing sex education to middle school students. Supporters of baseball metaphors in sex education include Leman and Bell. In their book A Chicken's Guide to Talking Turkey With Your Kids About Sex, they use a baseball metaphor to aid parents in the discussion of puberty with their children, dividing the topics into "first base" ("Changes from the neck up"), "second base" ("Changes from the neck to the waist"), "third base" ("Changes from the waist down"), and "home plate" ("The Big 'It'"). Others argue that the baseball metaphor reflects U.S. ideas about sex as a contest to be won, rather than a mutual and consensual activity. These critiques suggest that other metaphors might be more useful for explaining sexual consent and pleasure. Alternative metaphors and a critique of the baseball metaphor are offered in the sex education materials provided by Scarleteen.
The news came after a separate couple appeared to be engaging in a sex act in the stands at a Blue Jays game earlier this week. Toronto police told TMZ there is currently no investigation into that matter.
A Floyd County man was arrested recently on charges that he violated provisions of the sex offender registry, including attending a baseball game at a ballpark and not having his home address updated with the registry.
According to an arrest citation written by KSP Trooper Michael McKinney, on May 10, McKinney responded to a report from an anonymous caller that a possible convicted sex offender was at the Minnie Ball Park watching baseball games.
Upon arrival at the ballpark, McKinney wrote, he observed Rodney Newsome, 67, on the basketball court surrounding by multiple children in the middle of the playground. There were several children at the ball field playing basketball, playing on the playground and playing in multiple baseball games, the citation said.
From the initial video of Kodak and VVsnce, it was unclear what was actually happening. Some thought Yak and VVsnce were having sex, and it wasn't until a close-up video of them was shared by the rapper himself, showing that they were both fully clothed and she was grinding on him rather intensely.
In a second video, the Panthers' mascot is seen taking a photo with a fan while Project Baby appears to be enjoying the game. She captioned that IG post, "Our second date," including a heart eyes emoji. "First was the studioooo," adding a tongue-out and two evil grin emojis.
Since these videos of Kodak at the hockey game with VVsnce have emerged, the current status of Kodak and Maranda are unclear. However, their baby girl is due to arrive in the earlier part of this year.