By now, you’ve probably heard about MASN’s Rob Dibble waxing anything-but eloquent on the matter of TWO DAMES AT THE BALLGAME. Following a firestorm of criticism, Dibble has used his MASN blog to respond in a somewhat evasive manner. Rather than treat the incident as an eye-opener about women, Dibs would have us believe the lasting is that baseball’s so fucking awesome, even people with vaginas can enjoy it.
As a former player and a current broadcaster, I love baseball. Encouraging new fans and building upon our audience is essential to the future of the game. That’s why I host a national baseball radio show five days a week.
And it’s why I volunteer my time at various clinics and seminars throughout the year, to help bring baseball into the lives of new fans.
The other night I made an off-handed comment, the meaning of which may have been misconstrued beyond what was said. If any fan of this great game took offense, then he or she should know that this was neither my intention nor my history in the game.
I have had the privilege of knowing a great many fans of all backgrounds who are students of the game. Many of baseball’s most insightful fans, television viewers, and callers to my radio show are women.