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17 minutes ago, Michael said:

So, Theo Epstein just stepped down as Cubs President of Baseball Operations.

 

And we technically haven't filled that role, right? Hmmmmm ... 👀👀

I had the same thought , but does Theo fits right for Miami tho ?

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On 11/16/2020 at 11:48 AM, SilverBullet said:

Any guesses how many of those reporters think Kim is the GM of the Florida Marlins?

Despite all of the questions, that's the biggest thing that the majority of reporters learned. We are the Miami Marlins, not the Florida Marlins. Unfortunately they still think that we have the Loria logos...

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6 hours ago, SilverBullet said:

Just saw this said by Billie Jean King in a Yahoo sports article talking about the Kim Ng hiring...

Umm, actually, the baseball world is pretty unanimously praising this because she truly is qualified for this job and not just making this about the glass ceiling breaking. It's all those clueless national reporters at yesterday's press conference who still wanna make this a social justice thing but throughout baseball they are celebrating that this woman is legitimately capable of handling this role.

Not to mention the fact that people do say "he's a great role model for boys and young men" when talking about male athletes/celebrities, so King is just reaching.

The media wants so much to turn this into something different and it's painful to watch. As someone who worked in the media for a decade and saw all of the shady politics of it behind the scenes, I can tell you that they can give two craps about "equality"; by and large, their entire shtick is about breaking a story and stirring controversy.

You watch: the second Ng makes a good move, the media will turn it into "Female GM makes historic move." And if she unfortunately falls on her face (hopefully not) and sucks, leading to her dismissal? Then the national story will be, "Marlins fire female GM."

We love this hire because she is damn qualified. The media loves it because it makes a great "controversial" story and will continue to make a great "controversial" story in both her successes and failures.

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14 hours ago, Valid said:

Then the national story will be, "Marlins fire female GM."

Essentially every baseball person is "hired to be fired" so unless Ng has a 25 year career and goes out on her own terms eventually she will be fired/let go even if the Marlins win 10 championships with her and on that day the story will still ultimately be "Marlins fire female GM."

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