Cohen: Tech boom, MLB programs helping women find jobs in baseball

From Jay Cohen at the Associated Press on March 30, 2020, with mention of SABR member Tyrone Brooks:

Rachel Folden figured something out early on during her first spring training with the Chicago Cubs — long before the coronavirus pandemic wiped out team activities.

None of the players care all that much that one of their coaches is a woman. As for the girls she encounters, they care very much that one of the coaches is a woman.

“I’ve had quite a few people reach out that their daughters are like glued to the television watching baseball now or their daughters know that there’s some sort of way that they can get into baseball, they don’t have to pick softball,” Folden said. “I’ve heard that from quite a few people, actually.”

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Originally published: March 30, 2020. Last Updated: March 30, 2020.