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Don’t get me wrong. Those women are talented and deserving. There’s a lot of recent progress in the sport to feel good about, especially in regards to hiring practices. Qualified women can now be hired right into a front office or coaching role and, recently, they have been. There will be a double-digit number of women in on-field roles (across all levels) in 2022, and growing numbers in front offices, broadcast booths, scouting and player development. The league and its 30 teams should be proud of that.
But shouldn’t we also be spotlighting the women who were in the game before it was so accepted? The ones who didn’t get the chance to move up, who maybe stayed in the only position they could get at the time, and who watched countless men pass them over? Maybe the sport wasn’t ready for a female GM before the Marlins hired Kim Ng in November 2020, but that doesn’t mean she was the first woman interested or potentially qualified for the role. It took Derek Jeter, who stepped down in February as the Marlins chief executive, to give Ng a chance after she already had more than 30 years in the game.
Love this piece in The Athletic. It’s very important to understand how hard the road to our current place has been, and how far we still have to go.
As someone who took the subway from birth and lived through this period they really made me laugh. After decades of neglect the city made the subway a priority and it shows. Of course like cleaning up Times Square and crime reduction these things were being done long before Rudy Gulliani became mayor, but he still gets credit for it to this day. What started under Koch took off under Dinkins (who finally started getting credit years later). Also a reminder that while the last year was tough, the subway is cleaner and safer than it was just a few years ago and there is no reason to think it won’t snap back to that those levels as we move on from COVID. All that said, major investment is needed to expand and improve the system and we have a chance to do something that has not been done in generations.
But I’d also like to go one step further and propose getting rid of time zones altogether. I’m hardly the first to make this suggestion; the argument has been put forth sporadically for about half a century. That’s about a third of the time we’ve had time zones, incidentally.
I have been on this train for years so I am happy to see others jumping on. Time zones are a relic that are no longer needed. Join the revolution.
Springboard is the story of a company called Handspring. This was one of the very early companies to try and make one of the very first smartphones. It had a storied legacy, it had genius founders, and it had a nonstop stream of corporate catastrophes that prevented it from being successful. The long and the short is the story of innovation and a scrappy startup trying to do something incredibly ambitious, but there were many reasons why it was not destined to succeed.
I was all in when these came out, and am excited to watch this documentary from The Verge.