Astros Prospect Brooks Marlow Probably Wants This Tweet About Female Sportscasters Back
In fairness, he did call her a "lady". I know that doesn't count for much since he did so while attempting to push down the glass ceiling and flatline an entire gender's presence in a profession, but let's at least acknowledge that there was some Southern hospitality that took place in this tweet. Little impolite to avoid using Jessica Mendoza's first name, but the way the rest of it reads we should be pretty surprised that it didn't start with "ain't no bitch...". Not for nothing, but I didn't expect someone that spells especially without an 'E' to know how to respectfully address women.
So yeah - by each and every semi-modern standard set after 'All In The Family' went off air - Brooks Marlow is definitely a sexist. However, there does appear to room for improvement. In my humble opinion, he's a prospect in more ways than one. You know how they way that you can't teach speed? Well, that's how I feel about manners and if the inclusion of 'lady' proved anything it's that this promising, young middle infielder has them. Sure, it'll take some seasoning to wash him free of his bad tendencies. You know, fix the old throwing motion, convince him the idea of a woman's only place being in the kitchen went the way of the 8-track player. That said, when I look at Brooks Marlow I see the potential for a tolerant, understanding young man that's just a few years away from accepting that - other than hit a 95 MPH fastball - a woman can do anything a man can do. If sports journalism has taught us anything, it's that you don't need to be able to play a sport to talk about it. I'm sure that's a lesson the Astros will have taught their 29th round pick well before he makes to the big leagues...
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