Good morning from Sarasota. The mood here at the O’s complex is a little different. Maybe it’s the 65 degree temps that have all of us in jackets and pants for today or maybe it’s the stadium personnel getting ready for their first home game on Sunday.
I’ll have more info as the day gets started.
It is dumb, and you're better than that. You're making generalizations about someone you know nothing about (Newman) based solely on her gender, because you heard, what, two other female broadcasters and didn't like them? How is that different from saying, "I had a female boss once and didn't like her, so I don't think women should be bosses."? Or "my baseball team had a black manager once and he wasn't good, so we should stick to white managers"?
Melanie Newman isn't the same person as Suzyn Waldman or Jessica Mendoza or anyone else. Maybe you'll like her PBP, maybe you won't, but that should be based on her own merits, not what you've been "conditioned" to. Your ears can get accustomed to a female voice. It's not that hard.
Not sure what they are doing yet. Heard some rumors but nothing definite. Kids Free has about 200 tickets you can buy now per game. Some have less like the first Yankee game about 100 or so. Not only Upper Deck is blocked off. One section behind home plate and one bleacher section for each game and a few other sections. Also as mentioned section 68 and 70.
That's a nice loophole for the Red Sox. I guess if you sign a guy to a minor league or split contract for $70M it doesn't count against the luxury tax as long as the guy is in the minors. Rare occurrence, especially under today's rules, but good for them finding yet another way to exploit their massive resources.
Thanks, Paul! As a sports fan I've been conditioned to hear male broadcasters in football, baseball and basketball for all of my life, so forgive me if I don't like hearing a female in the booth. On the flip side of the coin, I find it weird when there's a male sideline reporter but I'm sure you don't have an issue with that.
Freely admitted it to being sexist, backward, unprogressive, but then you had to call it dumb, thanks for that! I'll strive to make sure that my personal tastes are more in line with progressive social agendas at all times.