Rachel Balkovec is aware of the negative comments on his social networks but does not want to get into controversy. Her sisters have seen them too and seek to ignore the disparaging reactions to the breakdown of the gender barrier in the managerial position.
“It makes me laugh,” Balkovec said. “Because this is the American dream.”
And in the clubhouse? He has not sensed such a toxic reaction in the least.
Balkovec was presented on Wednesday As a new manager for the New York Yankees affiliate in the Class A affiliate, within the Florida State League. Taking the reins of the Tampa Tarpons, Balkovec will be the first female manager in the history of Major League Baseball.
It is an appointment that It took 10 years to gestate for a woman who played softball at her old college.
“If you know the story and your heart beats, I think it is very difficult not to support what is happening here “, commented.
Nearly a decade after changing her name on her resume to hide her gender and dabble in baseball, the 34-year-old manager has broken down several barriers on the way to her new job. She was the first woman to serve as a full-time strength coach and physical conditioning in the minor leagues.
Right there, it was also the first to permanently hold a hitting coach job.