Thursday, March 29, 2007
Female ump aims for future gig in the majors
"Ria Cortesio became the first female umpire to work a major league exhibition game since Pam Postema in 1989 when she made calls on the bases Thursday as the Chicago Cubs beat an Arizona Diamondbacks split squad 7-4."
According to the article it was a pretty uneventful day for Cortesio who one day hopes to be the first female to umpire a regular season major league baseball game. There were only 3 umps so she had a lot of ground to cover in the infield. Unfortunatly for us, there were no bad calls that caused any bases to be thrown, or any spit throwing managers to argue with her. I just have to wonder what would happen if she made a bad call, how would managers and/or players react to her?
And is it just me, or does she look like every other male umpire in the league? Except maybe a few hundred pounds lighter?