Today, ESPN had Jessica Mendoza calling a postseason game , which was welcomed by most reasonable baseball fans as being something worth celebrating and being pleased about.
Well, I say most, because apparently there’s an Astros minor leaguer who thinks that Jess should shut up and make him a sandwich.
Brooks Marlow is this young man’s name. He plays second and shortstop in the Astros Farm organization. Marlow tweeted, then very quickly deleted the tweet. Thankfully quick thinking Twittizens screencapped this so his opinion wasn’t lost to us.
Everyone is entitled to their opinions. If he had said he didn’t like Jessica Mendoza, that would be different. I mean, people don’t always like or agree on analysts. And that’s cool, if he just merely didn’t like Mendoza’s style. But that’s not what he said.
“No lady needs to be on ESPN talking during a game”.
As a lady who likes to talk baseball and whose hobby is posting about baseball on this blog, that’s something that bothers me. Jessica Mendoza is better than some of the clowns that ESPN has trotted out in the past. I might get my stats wrong sometimes but I would like to think that I know a little bit about this game we love. Brooks Marlow apparently believes that women should be seen and not heard. And chances are that someone like me should not be seen OR heard.
The Astros don’t agree with the sentiment, either.
Stex, you should be proud of your team for stepping up to the plate and taking control of this situation.
We have a long way to go.