Tonight, there was quite an interesting and candid conversation with some prominent Baltimore-area women who are involved in the sports industry to celebrate National Girls and Women in Sports Day. The panelists included Katie Hoff – Olympic Swimming Medalist, Amber Theoharis – MASN Broadcaster, Missy Doherty -- Towson University Women’s Lacrosse Head Coach, Hillary Fratzke -- Towson University All-American Lacrosse Player & Nicole Sherry – Orioles Head Groundskeeper.
They all discussed their careers, gender, the sports industry in general, influences, as well as the difficulties some faced as women in their respective fields. It's too bad that the crowd was somewhat sparse for the event; however, for those that were there, hearing the insight these from these esteemed women was nothing short of fun, inspiring, but also eye-opening. I'll try to transcribe or have a lengthy write-up and post images of the event -- as it was that good -- however, it may take a while to do.
- Roch Kubatko reports that Brian Burres -- who was waived by the team due to the acquistion of Ty Wigginton -- has been picked by the Toronto Blue Jays.
- Kate Wheeler of MASN reports that the ESPN Zone at the Inner Harbor will have a celebration of the Orioles 1989 "Why Not? season to be held next Tuesday at 7pm.
- Steve Melewski gets a few words from Brandon Snyder who'll be at Spring Training.
- The Examiner's Jay Trucker has a Q&A with 105.7's Jeremy Conn about the Orioles.
- The Sun's Jeff Zrebiec takes a look at the offseason moves of the Baltimore Orioles.
- The Orioles.com Spencer Fordin has more on the Wigginton deal and John Parrish returning to the Orioles.
- Finally, I think Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens may be going to jail -- not because of of drug use -- but because they lied under oath and just out of sheer arrogance. Both these men were sure-fire Hall of Famers even without the alledged drug use and they just shot themselves in the foot.