He's been striking out so far, but Chicago Cubs minor leaguer Anthony Giansanti still thinks he has a fighting chance.
With Ronda Rousey, that is.
The 26-year-old minor league outfielder has been leaving a single ticket for the UFC champion at his Triple-A Iowa Cubs games and tagging her on Twitter with the start times and locations.
Giansanti said it all started as a joke, but "if it works, that's hilarious. I'll gladly meet her."
"She's an incredible fighter," Giansanti told the Des Moines Register. "I'm a big UFC fan, and she's also incredibly good-looking. I mean, why not?"
Rousey hasn't responded -- she's been pretty busy winning ESPYS, answering Cardale Jones and training for UFC 190, where she will fight Bethe Correia in Brazil on Aug. 1. But Giansanti's attempts to meet Rousey have reached her mother, AnnMaria De Mars.
Giansanti, who was promoted from the Double-A Tennessee Smokies on July 7, is hitting just .176 for the Iowa Cubs in 17 at-bats. But that, apparently, is not going to keep him from swinging for the fences.