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jlw1980
03-26-07, 10:57 PM
http://my.yankees.v.mlb.com/newsarticle.aspx?catId=23&articleId=1004376

Female Umpire to Work Major League Game
AP - Mon, 26 Mar 2007 23:18:55 -0400 (EDT)
By BEN WALKER

Spring training will take on a whole new look this week: For the first time in nearly 20 years, a female umpire will work a major league exhibition game.

Ria Cortesio, set to start the season in Double-A, will be on the bases Thursday for a game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and Chicago Cubs in Mesa, Ariz.

"I'm looking forward to it," she said Monday night. "There will be a lot more people in the stands than I'm used to."

Pam Postema was the last woman to work big league exhibitions, back in 1989. She was in spring training for two years before getting released.

{snip}

Sam18
03-26-07, 10:59 PM
I wanna see a manager get up in her face.

AlongCameAPrincess
03-26-07, 11:03 PM
I hope she kicks butt!

hardrain
03-27-07, 07:44 AM
Good. I'm glad to hear this...

BBombers85
03-27-07, 08:36 AM
Its about time.

Evil Empire
03-27-07, 09:07 AM
uh...WAAAAAAAAAAAHT?

4bronxbombers
03-27-07, 09:15 AM
uh...WAAAAAAAAAAAHT?

:thatsodd: :thatsodd:

TheYankee
03-27-07, 09:19 AM
uh...WAAAAAAAAAAAHT?uh... who cares? If she does a good job, then who gives a damn?

bigjf
03-27-07, 09:21 AM
That's the only problem with a female umpire: try and get in her face and she'll never forget it.

Seriously though, good for her.

BillBuckner
03-27-07, 09:32 AM
It's nice to see a gal get the oppertunity to call a game. And yeah Sam, I can't wait until the first time a manager gets in her face. That should be interesting. :lol:

BostonYankeeBoy
03-27-07, 09:34 AM
that's interesting

jimmyclark
03-27-07, 09:55 AM
uh... who cares? If she does a good job, then who gives a damn?


Idiot bigots like Bob Knepper and Dave Dravecky whined 20 years ago about Pam Postema, how The Lord said a woman's place was obeying a man. One anonymous Mets player wondered how hard it would be to avoid checking out her chest on a 3-2 pitch. Why the Lord has to suffer morons like that I'll never know.

I say give her or anyone else willing to umpire a fair chance.

PJMPirate
03-27-07, 10:28 AM
Huh, it never occured to me that I've never seen a female ump... I just didn't think about it all these years

Hitman23
03-27-07, 10:54 AM
man last year we had to deal with steroids and now this? pfft. the game is going to sh*t.









;)

4bronxbombers
03-27-07, 10:55 AM
man last year we had to deal with steroids and now this? pfft. the game is going to sh*t.









;)

:argh: :argh:

Hitman23
03-27-07, 10:57 AM
:argh: :argh:she's gonna give the players cooties.

Tabata Road
03-27-07, 11:10 AM
If nothing else, she has to be better than Angel Hernandez.

iWant27
03-27-07, 11:19 AM
In that Ump uniform , and face mask , helmet , chest guard , i think it would be hard to know unless she takes off her mask and helmet , let her hair loose .

PirateChief
03-27-07, 11:20 AM
I don't think there is any reason why women can't be umpires. If the umpire is anything like my mom, the managers won't say ................ to her face unless they expect to get a beating with a wooden spoon.

Tabata Road
03-27-07, 11:27 AM
I don't think there is any reason why women can't be umpires.

Other then perhaps one week a month.

RhodeyYankee2638
03-27-07, 11:31 AM
will she be doing it topless?

Stick Michael
03-27-07, 11:34 AM
Every 28 days both managers will get ejected...

webassign
03-27-07, 11:56 AM
Every 28 days both managers will get ejected...
Haha :lol:

brosiusbuddy
03-27-07, 12:11 PM
"I'm looking forward to it," she said Monday night. "There will be a lot more people in the stands than I'm used to."

{snip}

Yes, none of whom are there to see you. Hopefully she doesn't fall in line with some umpires who help decide games rather than just call them.

Hitman23
03-27-07, 12:11 PM
In that Ump uniform , and face mask , helmet , chest guard , i think it would be hard to know unless she takes off her mask and helmet , let her hair loose .I agree.

It doesn't matter either way. Anyone who has a problem is a tool. This isn't like being a fireman where you need a man do to the job because of the physical requirements.

Evil Empire
03-27-07, 12:12 PM
Every 28 days both managers will get ejected...

:lol:

Evil Empire
03-27-07, 12:13 PM
uh... who cares? If she does a good job, then who gives a damn?
Yeah..I was kidding.

gold23
03-27-07, 12:21 PM
If nothing else, she has to be better than Angel Hernandez.

Ain't that the truth....

mitchrock
03-27-07, 12:42 PM
Hopefully, she does well and makes it into the bigs within a couple of weeks.

Bozidar
03-27-07, 12:59 PM
in case anyone was interested:
http://www.pioneerleague.com/images/Umps/cortesio.jpg

As a man who has various women in the workplace i know it can be distracting. I'm not sure what side of the fence i'm on for this one. I know people say it shouldn't matter, but you have to understand how much of our brains is taken up by Vagina before you really understand how much this might actually change things.

Hmm...

BillBuckner
03-27-07, 03:39 PM
I don't think there is any reason why women can't be umpires. If the umpire is anything like my mom, the managers won't say ................ to her face unless they expect to get a beating with a wooden spoon.
I hated the wooden spoon! Me and my brothers used to hide it behind the couch when we were little.

RhodeyYankee2638
03-27-07, 03:42 PM
in case anyone was interested:
http://www.pioneerleague.com/images/Umps/cortesio.jpg

As a man who has various women in the workplace i know it can be distracting. I'm not sure what side of the fence i'm on for this one. I know people say it shouldn't matter, but you have to understand how much of our brains is taken up by Vagina before you really understand how much this might actually change things.

Hmm...


she's pretty ugly, why are they letting her ump?

MunsonNY15
03-27-07, 04:36 PM
she's pretty ugly, why are they letting her ump?

Yeah, she's got nothing on Bruce Froemming! :)

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/0f/Bruce_Froemming_Umpire.jpg

Seriously, good for her. If she can do the job, her gender shouldn't matter. As another poster said, there are no physical requirements that are being lowered to allow her to do it (as happens in other professions), so I hope she does well.

Heidi

apolansk
03-27-07, 06:25 PM
Finally, something that will draw in the male audience :confused:

Octoberbaby
03-27-07, 10:43 PM
It's nice to see a gal get the oppertunity to call a game. And yeah Sam, I can't wait until the first time a manager gets in her face. That should be interesting. :lol:

My bet is on the female ump in that case. :D

Octoberbaby
03-27-07, 10:44 PM
Shouldn't this thread be in Around the Majors?

DiMaggio5CF
03-27-07, 10:47 PM
As long as they're not putting her there just because she's a woman, that's fine.

If it becomes a gimmick that detracts from the game -- either because she's there without being good enough to deserve it or because they focus too much on her that she takes away from the game -- then I'll be against it. Other than the size of their strike zone, I don't care to know anything about umpires, and she's no exception.

Sam18
03-28-07, 12:00 AM
in case anyone was interested:
http://www.pioneerleague.com/images/Umps/cortesio.jpg

As a man who has various women in the workplace i know it can be distracting. I'm not sure what side of the fence i'm on for this one. I know people say it shouldn't matter, but you have to understand how much of our brains is taken up by Vagina before you really understand how much this might actually change things.

Hmm...

Ball players who mostly date models and hoes aren't gonna be distracted by her.

DontHateOnNumber2
03-28-07, 12:36 AM
Ball players who mostly date models and hoes aren't gonna be distracted by her.
:lol: Yeah. She's pretty much the first umpire I've ever seen that isn't fat though.

AlongCameAPrincess
03-28-07, 12:40 AM
If nothing else, she has to be better than Angel Hernandez.

I'm sure there is no ump worse than that guy, and with the heap of bloody awful umps, that's saying a lot. Boy, he just bugs!

Diaz is bad, but Hernandez is just, ugh.

Centerhero
03-28-07, 01:32 AM
uh... who cares? If she does a good job, then who gives a damn? The damn Yankees always give a damn. Good calling to ya, ump...

DiMaggio5CF
03-28-07, 01:53 AM
http://www.pioneerleague.com/images/Umps/cortesio.jpg


Wait, now I'm confused. I thought this thread was about a woman umpire. :confused:

cupcollector99
03-28-07, 07:49 AM
Was this tried back in the early 90's?

4bronxbombers
03-28-07, 08:12 AM
:lol: Yeah. She's pretty much the first umpire I've ever seen that isn't fat though.

I thought they looked fat cuz of all their padding. ;)

4bronxbombers
03-28-07, 08:12 AM
Wait, now I'm confused. I thought this thread was about a woman umpire. :confused:

As usual.........:-offtopic ...... :lol:

4bronxbombers
03-28-07, 08:13 AM
she's gonna give the players cooties.

ya big baby..... :eek: :lol:

yankeebot
03-28-07, 08:14 AM
Was this tried back in the early 90's?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pam_Postema

BillBuckner
03-28-07, 10:00 AM
This is a big mistake. I hear their periods attract bears.

Bronson'sCornrows
03-28-07, 02:16 PM
This is a big mistake. I hear their periods attract bears.

Yeah, and as Stephen Colbert made me aware, bears are an enemy of America, and what's more American than baseball? This is going to end badly...

Wait. What if they bring tranquilizer guns to all the games?

Octoberbaby
03-28-07, 06:23 PM
Yeah, and as Stephen Colbert made me aware, bears are an enemy of America, and what's more American than baseball? This is going to end badly...

Wait. What if they bring tranquilizer guns to all the games?

They'll probably have to use the tranquilizer guns on the team managers who will be disputing all of her calls.:)

YankeePride1967
03-28-07, 06:28 PM
Man, doesn't this woman have some man's dinner to cook or something? ;) (I am kidding for those that don't know me).

JeffWeaverFan
03-28-07, 07:05 PM
I think it's a legit point that it would be weird to see a manager or player really upset with a call that this female umpire made.

Sam18
03-28-07, 07:51 PM
I think it's a legit point that it would be weird to see a manager or player really upset with a call that this female umpire made.

Good thing the Yankees don't have to worry about that huh? :(

ChinMusic
03-28-07, 08:51 PM
I agree.

It doesn't matter either way. Anyone who has a problem is a tool. This isn't like being a fireman where you need a man do to the job because of the physical requirements.

Or president

AlongCameAPrincess
03-28-07, 08:52 PM
Good thing the Yankees don't have to worry about that huh? :(

BWAH! :lol:

Give Joe a break... Standing up too fast can be disorienting.

TheYankee
03-28-07, 11:27 PM
Yeah..I was kidding.Ok then.

35Knucklecurve
03-29-07, 08:14 AM
Every 28 days both managers will get ejected...
:P

Just stop and remember, if there were no females, there would be no MLB players......"PERIOD".

4bronxbombers
03-29-07, 09:14 AM
:P

Just stop and remember, if there were no females, there would be no MLB players......"PERIOD".

How easily they forget. ;)

Bosox Guy in Chitown
03-29-07, 11:29 AM
Man, doesn't this woman have some man's dinner to cook or something? ;) (I am kidding for those that don't know me).

That's why she'll only work day games. :D

TacoBomber
03-29-07, 01:06 PM
Before stepping into the batters box, I would advise all players to say that they in fact did notice she changed her hair, and it looks very nice today.

Or:
"Have you lost weight since my last at-bat?"

Archer1979
03-29-07, 06:50 PM
Ain't a manager made that will win an argument now.

4bronxbombers
03-29-07, 06:52 PM
Do these ump pants make me look fat, honey?

Archer1979
03-29-07, 06:55 PM
Do these ump pants make me look fat, honey?

The pants? No.

Octoberbaby
03-29-07, 07:36 PM
:P

Just stop and remember, if there were no females, there would be no MLB players......"PERIOD".

Good point! :)

MunsonNY15
03-29-07, 07:43 PM
Appears she did a decent job. Sounds like she recognized that the crowd didn't come to see her, which is a concept lost on some MLB umps.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070329/ap_on_sp_ba_ga_su/bbo_female_umpire_exhibition_game_1

Heidi

yankeebot
03-29-07, 07:49 PM
Appears she did a decent job. Sounds like she recognized that the crowd didn't come to see her, which is a concept lost on some MLB umps.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070329/ap_on_sp_ba_ga_su/bbo_female_umpire_exhibition_game_1

Heidi
Yet, oddly, this may have the rare exception where some of the crowd did come to see her. :lol:

MunsonNY15
03-29-07, 07:54 PM
Yet, oddly, this may have the rare exception where some of the crowd did come to see her. :lol:

You're right. It is ironic. But as long as she didn't act like they came to see her, it's alright with me :)

Heidi

4bronxbombers
03-29-07, 07:58 PM
The pants? No.

:enraged: :enraged:

Tifoso
03-29-07, 08:04 PM
Booooooooooooooo

4bronxbombers
03-29-07, 08:06 PM
Booooooooooooooo

*Ahem.....*

Archer1979
03-29-07, 08:09 PM
*Ahem.....*

He wasn't finished.

the "oooooobs" got truncated.

Sam18
03-29-07, 08:12 PM
He wasn't finished.

the "oooooobs" got truncated.

Computer ineptitude.

4bronxbombers
03-29-07, 08:13 PM
He wasn't finished.

the "oooooobs" got truncated.

Oh...ok....thanks for the clarification. ;)

jlw1980
03-29-07, 08:14 PM
BoooooooooooooooHEY! :mad: :mad:

Stick Michael
03-29-07, 08:59 PM
So I'm guessing dusting home comes naturally to her...

MunsonNY15
03-29-07, 09:00 PM
So I'm guessing dusting home comes naturally to her...

badoom-cha!! :D

Heidi

PinstripePride
03-29-07, 09:05 PM
So I'm guessing dusting home comes naturally to her...

That was excellent. :lol:

Sam18
03-29-07, 09:18 PM
:lol: Stick ftw!!

Octoberbaby
03-29-07, 09:25 PM
Yet, oddly, this may have the rare exception where some of the crowd did come to see her. :lol:

That is an interesting twist, isn't it?

BillBuckner
03-29-07, 10:16 PM
So I'm guessing dusting home comes naturally to her...
Holy crap, I wish I would have thought of that. :roflmao:

Evil Empire
03-29-07, 10:26 PM
So I'm guessing dusting home comes naturally to her...


:lol:

4bronxbombers
03-30-07, 07:25 AM
:argh: :argh:

BillBuckner
03-30-07, 07:52 AM
:argh: :argh:
Hey when you put two mad faces side by side like that, they almost look like two red boobies! :D

4bronxbombers
03-30-07, 07:52 AM
Hey when you put two mad faces side by side like that, they almost look like two red boobies! :D

:-po'd-:

yankeebot
03-30-07, 07:53 AM
:-po'd-:
You should have used two of them. Fire-breathing boobies!

Hitman23
03-30-07, 08:03 AM
Hey when you put two mad faces side by side like that, they almost look like two red boobies! :Dand they're bigger then the female umps.

I tell you if I hadn't known she was there, I wouldn't have known she was there even if I was at the game.

4bronxbombers
03-30-07, 08:21 AM
You should have used two of them. Fire-breathing boobies!

:-po'd-: :-po'd-:



:D

GoYanks
03-30-07, 08:33 PM
Good for her, and looking forward to seeing more than a token.

ChrisV82
03-31-07, 01:13 AM
Next thing you know, they'll put blacks in the outfield and hispanics on the mound.

DiMaggio5CF
04-01-07, 02:48 AM
So I'm guessing dusting home comes naturally to her...

At least the rest of her umpiring crew won't have to go far to get their laundry done.

4bronxbombers
04-01-07, 09:30 AM
At least the rest of her umpiring crew won't have to go far to get their laundry done.

I doubt she does laundry.

She's the only female ump....maybe she'll open doors for more....