ARRIVAL- The New York Yankees were made after announcing that Rachel Balkovec will be their manager this year for the Tampa Tarpons, a high-class A branch of the organization. Of course the news takes the baseball world out of its drowsiness and the note is seasoned with the expected “the first woman to climb that position in the majors.” It may be that yes, indeed, he bequeathed an appointment like this late but later it has been to normalize the reactions that it has generated. Triumph for the fight for equity but at the same time, a new call to pay attention to the fact that everything is based on qualities, not gender. Balcovec arrives after years of showing himself capable, struggling and being efficient, not waiting for him to “touch” him just because he is a woman. It may be that for orthodox people and the like the news of their appointment is not pleasant, that the still prevailing chauvinism blinds them and that they reject, openly and not so much, that a woman accesses a position that by tradition (by inheritance of already exceeded societies) they have Until now, it has only been a male concern. No, we cannot see this as a triumph of feminism, this goes further, we reiterate, it is a matter of capabilities, of qualities not previously visible due to mental defects. Today a step forward is being taken and there is no room for manifestos, pessimism or overflowing optimism. The Yankees chose and decided according to the times and their interests. The gender struggle was overcome by rationality.
VESPERS- We badly wrote this installment when there were just hours left for the sixth game of both semifinal series of the LMP to take place, both being 3-2 in favor of Charros de Jalisco and Tomateros de Culiacán. The coin was in the air, much because the contenders, both Sultanes de Monterrey and Algodoneros de Guasave, have been worthy rivals, capable of offering very exciting series and who have cooperated a lot so things go to these extremes. This being the prelude to the final series, these semifinals are very useful for at once outlining whoever they are who reach the championship series, their reinforcement option must be located in the pitching, no matter the name of the teams, going for pitchers will be the challenge. Even before thinking about the Caribbean Series, which the league is in charge of for now, the teams still in contention will be able to attend to that clearly evident gap in their rosters and that at the final hour it would provide them with that “plus” that, from afar, they seem to need to raise the scepter. We’ll see.
MALORA- The new wave of infections by Covid makes us think about the eventual impact it would have again in the summer. For good or bad, the LMP is waging what seems to be the beginning of the new wave that hopefully tends to disappear, or at least decrease, before March arrives. And it is that putting together a campaign with the boiling sanitary climate would be a very unpleasant task for the LMB, whose club owners have already resisted a 2019 without a ball and a 2020 with a shortened campaign that very surely affected the finances of many of the clubs. participants. The eventual worsening of the pandemic in Mexico would place state governments in a position to close spaces and we have already seen how in 2019 this seriously affected many summer baseball spots. The urgency of the stage wanted to be alleviated with the offer of a season with a bombastic season, with a lot of media noise and that perhaps, for that very reason, affected the medium-term vision of the circuit.
That is to say, capable and the health crisis continues forcing the portfolio to appear instead of the quarry and with it, the results are more than predictable.