The game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Baltimore Orioles will have history in American sports.
The duel between the rivals of the Eastern Division of the American League on Tuesday, July 20, will be the first fully narrated by women on the official channel of the League on YouTube.
Melanie Newman will be in charge of narrating the plays in the match and will be accompanied by Alanna Rizzo and Sarah Langs, as analysts, and the presenters Heidi Watney and Lauren Gardner.
Journalists are not new to this. Newman is a radio broadcaster for the Orioles, while Rizzo and Langs have appeared as analysts at various MLB Network broadcasts.
In January, the Venezuelan Carolina Guillén became the first woman to narrate a match of the Caribbean Series in the United States, as she gave the details of the duel between Caribes de Anzoatégui, from Venezuela, and Federales de Chiriquí, from Panama, for ESPN .
Before, in July 2020, he narrated a meeting between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Arizona Diamondbacks, for the international network in its Spanish signal.
Little by little, women have made their place in the sports narratives in the United States. Last March, Meghan McPeak, Kia Nurse, Kayla Gray, Kate Beirness and Amy Audibert took the broadcast of the meeting between Toronto Raptors and Denver Nuggets, a situation that has also been presented in the NHL and MLS.