Report: Tuesday’s Orioles-Rays Game Will Make History With First All-Woman Broadcast Crew Led By Melanie Newman

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(WJZ)- When the Baltimore Orioles instrumentality connected the Tampa Bay Rays adjacent Tuesday night, they volition beryllium portion of history. The crippled volition beryllium the archetypal known broadcast featuring a unit of each women.

The New York Times’ David Waldstein reported the quality connected Thursday morning, noting that the 5 pistillate unit is believed to beryllium the archetypal clip an all-woman unit volition grip the full broadcast for a MLB game.

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The broadcast, serving arsenic adjacent week’s Game of the Week Live connected YouTube, volition spot Orioles vigor play-by-play broadcaster Melanie Newman serving successful that aforesaid relation and being joined by MLB.com’s Sarah Langs successful the booth. Alanna Rizzo, a contributor to MLB Network’s High Heat will grip the on-field reporting duties. And Heidi Watney and Lauren Gardner volition anchor the pre and station crippled shows.

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“It can’t assistance but consciousness different,” Rizzo told The Times. “I’ve ever had a antheral play-by-play dependable successful my receptor during each crippled I’ve ever done. So, to bash a crippled wherever those voices are Melanie and Sarah, that volition beryllium a unsocial feeling and a unsocial position of the game. It’s breathtaking to beryllium a portion of thing similar this.”

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The broadcast is the archetypal for MLB but it continues a inclination successful sports broadcasting of all-women crews covering games. The NBA had an all-female unit for the Toronto Raptors and Denver Nuggets broadcast connected TSN earlier this year. NBC Sports Network did the aforesaid for a Chicago Blackhawks versus St. Louis Blues matchup this season. The NFL was the archetypal to person an all-female unit handling the play-by-play and expert erstwhile they introduced the unit of Hannah Storm and Andrea Kremer successful the 2018 season.

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