Justine Siegal

A.J. Andrews becomes first woman to win a Gold Glove, but is it progress?

Does Andrews’ historic win make woman closer to playing baseball or was it just to keep the status quo? No, it wasn’t on FOX’s new show “Pitch.” No, this time the woman who was recognized, she wasn’t a coach or a commentator, and no I didn’t have a weird dream but Friday night Rawlings gave away a Gold Glove Award to a GIRL. Her name? A.J. Andrews. Funnily enough, no I don’t watch “Pitch” and obviously she didn’t win it playing in the major leagues but A.J. Andrews does play in the only professional softball league in the United States, […]

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MLB team hires first ever female coach

Oakland A’s hire first female coach Justine Siegal What started as just a spark way back in 2001 when Lisa Boyer was hired as an assistant coach for the Cleveland Cavaliers for the 2001-2002 season, has begun to catch fire over a decade later. Women are finally being included, albeit at the coaching level only, in professional sports that have always been historically and entirely male-dominated. Until 2001, women had never even been considered for coaching jobs; while they are still not allowed to compete with the men, women being deemed capable to instruct professional athletes is a big step […]