Jump to content
blueberryale77

Belated Sun article on the Dempsey gaffe

Recommended Posts

I thought this was over days ago, but today it's in the Sun...

http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/baseball/bal-sp.maese508,0,2398453.column?coll=bal-sports-baseball

Kind of an interesting read. One of those jokes you almost laugh at and then feel guilty about. I also didn't realize Laura kept her last name when she married Jay... I've seen her referred to as "Mrs. Gibbons" a lot. Good for her. She may be very pretty and blonde but she doesn't seem like your typical bimbo baseball wife at all.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Good for her? I didn't realize that was encouraged now. It's nice that she's smart and a successful lawyer but a woman that keeps her name (who isn't a major celebrity and hasn't been married before) pretty much tells me about everything I need to know.

The Dempsey "gaffe" was hilarious. I laughed and didn't feel guilty. Oh, I also oppose domestic violence.

  • Upvote 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Good for her? I didn't realize that was encouraged now. It's nice that she's smart and a successful lawyer but a woman that keeps her name (who isn't a major celebrity and hasn't been married before) pretty much tells me about everything I need to know.

And what, pray tell, is that? None of my female friends who have gotten married have changed their names. If I ever get married, I probably won't either. What exactly does that tell you? And by the way, none of us are celebrities or on a 2nd marriage, since that apparently makes a difference.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Good for her? I didn't realize that was encouraged now. It's nice that she's smart and a successful lawyer but a woman that keeps her name (who isn't a major celebrity and hasn't been married before) pretty much tells me about everything I need to know.

The Dempsey "gaffe" was hilarious. I laughed and didn't feel guilty. Oh, I also oppose domestic violence.

Oh, wow, dude. Wow. Everything you need to know is an awfully narrow minded scope.

Especially since you point out the "successful lawyer" part of the equation. It's really hard, and kind of stupid and misogynistic, to make a successful person change their name. That's an unnecessary hassle.

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Good for her? I didn't realize that was encouraged now. It's nice that she's smart and a successful lawyer but a woman that keeps her name (who isn't a major celebrity and hasn't been married before) pretty much tells me about everything I need to know.

Dude, I am SO glad I'm not you right now. You are about to get roasted :D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
And what, pray tell, is that?

That she's a true believer feminist that won't even go for the slightly more palatable hyphenated name. Don't be surprised to see Gibbons ask for 8 weeks family leave next year when he has to take care of the baby. Hey, that will solve the logjam at LF, DH, and 1B!

(By the way, I'm sure you knew exactly what I meant but I didn't mind spelling it out for you.)

  • Downvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Dude, I am SO glad I'm not you right now. You are about to get roasted :D

I don't mind. If you can't speak freely on an anonymous message board, then where can you? I heard the comment on the original broadcast and have been waiting for the blowup ever since. I can't believe it took this long. Dempsey is the Imus of MASN!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I don't mind. If you can't speak freely on an anonymous message board, then where can you? I heard the comment on the original broadcast and have been waiting for the blowup ever since. I can't believe it took this long. Dempsey is the Imus of MASN!

Heh, not quite. That piece seemed almost like an afterthought. The whole thing screamed, he screwed up, but nobody seems to really be THAT upset about it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Oh, wow, dude. Wow. Everything you need to know is an awfully narrow minded scope.

Especially since you point out the "successful lawyer" part of the equation. It's really hard, and kind of stupid and misogynistic, to make a successful person change their name. That's an unnecessary hassle.

I know many successful female lawyers. Only one off the top of my head kept her name when married. The rest either went with the hyphenated name or her husband's name. It certainly is an inconvenience but one that everyone understands and is ready to accommodate.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
That she's a true believer feminist that won't even go for the slightly more palatable hyphenated name. Don't be surprised to see Gibbons ask for 8 weeks family leave next year when he has to take care of the baby. Hey, that will solve the logjam at LF, DH, and 1B!

(By the way, I'm sure you knew exactly what I meant but I didn't mind spelling it out for you.)

What business is it of yours what name someone goes by... and how would you like to have to sign your checks Giuliani-Gibbons?:rolleyes::rolleyes:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
That she's a true believer feminist that won't even go for the slightly more palatable hyphenated name. Don't be surprised to see Gibbons ask for 8 weeks family leave next year when he has to take care of the baby. Hey, that will solve the logjam at LF, DH, and 1B!

(By the way, I'm sure you knew exactly what I meant but I didn't mind spelling it out for you.)

What the deuce are you talking about?
  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I know many successful female lawyers. Only one off the top of my head kept her name when married. The rest either went with the hyphenated name or her husband's name. It certainly is an inconvenience but one that everyone understands and is ready to accommodate.

But why should they have to change their names if they don't want to? Because it makes you feel more comfortable?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I know many successful female lawyers. Only one off the top of my head kept her name when married. The rest either went with the hyphenated name or her husband's name. It certainly is an inconvenience but one that everyone understands and is ready to accommodate.

Were these successful female lawyers married at the time of success?

Or married in the past 5 years?

And a hyphenated name is generally ridiculous. One of my old bosses had one of those. And both of her last names were nearly unpronounceable. She mentioned to me once she'd have done it differently but she was sort of stuck at that point because of name recognition issues.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
What business is it of yours what name someone goes by... and how would you like to have to sign your checks Giuliani-Gibbons?:rolleyes::rolleyes:

It's none of my business. Did I make it my business?

I wouldn't like to sign my checks Giuliani-Gibbons. I'd sign them "Gibbons." I remember 10 years ago when people used to roll their eyes when women refused to change their names. I find it strange that cyber eyes are now rollign at me.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


Orioles Information


Orioles News and Information

Daily Organizational Boxscores

News

Tony's Takes

Orioles Roster Resource

Orioles Prospect Information

2018 End of Season Top 30 Prospects List

Prospect Scouting Reports

Statistics

2019 Orioles Stats

2019 Orioles Minor League Stats

Baseball Savant Stats







  • Posts

    • Houston has also been able to acquire arms late in the draft or cheaply in the international market and develop them into trade assets. I'm prepping for Rule 5 draft stuff and it's unbelievable how many good arms they have in the minors that came out of nowhere (10+ round pick or older international signees). They all throw hard and miss bats. 
    • Hopefully the Nats finish this thing off today.  They have gone I think 81-40 since starting 19-31.  That is remarkable.  The Cardinals do what they always do in October....overachieve.  Thankfully, they are about to get stuffed by the much better team.  This will be a really good WS matchup regardless of who comes out of the AL. 
    • Eh, I don't really buy that in this case.  Liberatore is a lefty, has better mechanics, and more projection remaining, so I think there is a fair case for Liberatore then and now. It's really close though, Rodriguez is the better pitch at the moment, but no one really cares who is the better pitcher at 19 in low A ball. 
    • The old Liberatore vs Rodriguez debate. I think most “experts” will always try and rank Liberatore slightly higher than Rodriguez because they all criticized the O’s for “reaching” for Rodriguez. 
    • Someone pointed out before that Vaughn got pitched around his last year in NCAA. Let’s see what happens to Torkelson when/if he gets that treatment.  I don’t see how we could draft Torkelson.  Even if we trade Mancini, Mountcastle is still likely a 1B.  When team building I don’t think you pencil in your future 1B and DH spots first.   I’d like to see us draft a bat, but if the best SP is available then I’m open to that. I think that bats are safer picks and would help the system more.  Hopefully Detroit makes a mistake at 1:1 and we get the player Elias thinks is #1 overall. Lots of baseball to play till the draft. 
    • HOU got burned with taking Pitchers Appel and Aiken high. HOU has been grow the bats and buy the arms since then. Using their prospect bats to acquire proven SP.  I do think bats are safer picks over pitchers. Last draft we took lots of bats compared to pitchers. It could’ve been lots of factors at play, but I think it was a strategic decision.  Not having the number one pick in next years’ draft means we’ll likely be deciding on the 2nd best SP, Torkelson, or other NCAA and HS bats.    
    • I hope Buck gets the Phillies job. 
  • Popular Contributors

×
×
  • Create New...