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Rachel Balkovec To Marlins...

January 9, 2024

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The Miami Marlins have hired Rachel Balkovec from the Yankees organization to be their new Director of Player Development.


Balkovec was the first woman to manage in the minor leagues. She spent the last two years as the manager of the Yankees' single-A Tampa club.





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Jonathan Silverberg
Jonathan Silverberg
Jan 11

From the NYT obituary: Norma Barzman, Blacklisted Screenwriter, Dies at 103

"She met Ben Barzman, another aspiring screenwriter, at a party at the home of Robert Rossen, yet another screenwriter. Mr. Barzman insisted that modern movies were too complex for women to write. She pushed a lemon meringue pie in his face. They married in 1943."

Never, never underestimate a woman.

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Jeff Korell
Jeff Korell
Jan 09

I'm disappointed, only because I was hoping she would move up to higher levels of the Yankee farm system (High A or AA, maybe even AAA), and I was curious how she would do with the challenge of managing at higher levels of the system.


My favorite moment of Rachel Balkovec's managing career? It would be the time when Rachel, a female manager was ejected from the game by a female umpire, the only "all female" ejection in the history of affiliated minor league baseball. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9bcXmqxRzA .

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Frank Graziadei
Frank Graziadei
Jan 09

The Yankees should thank their lucky stars and now hire a former major league ballplayer to prepare single a prospects for life in the major leagues and how major league ballplayers prepare for a season and games. Of course, they will not and will hire a college assistant coach.

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Robert Malchman
Robert Malchman
Jan 10
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Because hitting, fielding, conditioning and carrying oneself as a responsible human being are not skills that Single-A players will need to advance professionally. No one who hasn't played in the Majors could possibly be an effective teacher and leader. You don't want a bum like Earl Weaver, Jim Leyland, Jim Frey or Joe McCarthy in the dugout. Or is it just that women "don't have some of the necessities" to be in management, as Al Campanis might say?

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ldegrpahics
Jan 09

Good for her. Now fire Cashman & get a real GM

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Robert Malchman
Robert Malchman
Jan 09

Congratulations to her. Now, if only Hal would fire Cashman and hire Kim Ng.

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