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Babbler # 3808

posted 10 November 2005 06:24 AM      Profile for Geneva     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
good for her:
](shortened; babble must be the most URL-hypersensitive site around!)

baseball GM an esp. people-oriented skill, requiring detailed personal knowledge of individual players in this one-thing-at-a-time sport;
by contrast, are there any female hockey GMs on the horizon?

Of the big 4 N.American team sports, baseball seems the natural, maybe since it poses the least on-field barriers to women (I cannot imagine a women successfully playing a contact sport like pro football or hockey vs. huge men -- but baseball, yes, some day);


Only three women have risen to assistant GM. The first was Elaine Weddington Steward, hired by the Boston Red Sox in 1990. When Ng left the Yankees, she was replaced by Jean Afterman, a lawyer who had worked for agent Don Nomura.

Afterman said she never felt gender issues with players, but she did when working alongside club officials.

"You feel it in what I call quaint ways," she said. "The guys tend to try to modify their language. There are two things that I try and establish any time I'm going into a room where I don't know the people. One is that I'm an attorney, because there's a healthy respect. The other is I have to drop a profanity as soon as I come in there. I probably have a worse mouth than anybody else in my department."


[ 10 November 2005: Message edited by: Geneva ]

From: um, well | Registered: Feb 2003  |  IP: Logged
Babbler # 4795

posted 10 November 2005 08:29 AM      Profile for Hephaestion   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
My, that's a long link. Did you know you can shorten it to a manageable size by going to ?

Tiny URL ... everybody's friend.

From: goodbye... :-( | Registered: Dec 2003  |  IP: Logged
Babbler # 560

posted 10 November 2005 08:39 AM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
You don't even have to do that. You can just use the URL feature when you're posting.

Could you please shorten the URL, Geneva? We have at least one regular user of babble who uses a larger font due to a vision impairment, and even medium-length URLs cause side-scroll.


From: I've got a fever, and the only prescription is more cowbell. | Registered: May 2001  |  IP: Logged
Diane Demorney
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posted 10 November 2005 11:19 AM      Profile for Diane Demorney   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
And I thank everyone for their consideration and patience. However, I've found a way to fix my problem... I just clean my glasses more often.
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