ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — There was historical past — and her story, too — within the broadcast sales space at Tropicana Area on Tuesday night time.
The YouTube broadcast featured Melanie Newman on play-by-play with Sarah Langs because the analyst. Alanna Rizzo was the on-field reporter, and Heidi Watney and Lauren Gardner hosted the pregame and postgame protection.
“This was a lot FUN!” Langs tweeted after the Rays’ 9-3 win.
“Honored to be a part of a historic second, however greater than something, simply so overjoyed to get to work alongside” her colleagues, she stated, praising them as “Sturdy, sensible & inspiring WOMEN and PEOPLE!”
Newman is the Orioles’ play-by-play radio announcer, Langs writes for MLB.com and Rizzo, Watney and Gardner are on air for MLB Community.
“It isn’t a novelty, it is about normalcy,” MLB Community tweeted.
“Trailblazers” posted the official MLB Twitter account.
Tennis champion and social justice advocate Billie Jean King celebrated the published by posting on Twitter: “It is a history-making night time for #MLB.”