First all-female announcer team will step to the plate for MLB game

First all-female announcer team will step to the plate for MLB game

[Ed. – Moment of eventhood alert.  In this day of gender touchiness, one doesn’t know whether to cheer or complain.]

For the first-time in Major League Baseball history, there will be all women serving as the on-air crew when the Baltimore Orioles and the Tampa Bay Rays play against each other on Tuesday, reports The New York Times.

Melanie Newman, who has served as the Orioles’ radio play-by-play announcer since last year, will do play-by-play calling for the game, while baseball analyst and MLB.com writer Sarah Langs will be the analyst in the booth. Joining them will be Alanna Rizzo, who will do the on-field reporting, and Heidi Watney and Lauren Gardner, who will anchor the pregame and post game shows.

Gardner, who is a reporter for both the MLB network and the National Hockey League network, referred to this historic news as a “pinch me” moment …

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