We’re not really past the Jared Porter sexual harassment story, and now another bombshell drops.
Former New York Mets manager, former Cleveland Indians pitching coach, and current Los Angeles Angels pitching coach, Mickey Callaway allegedly harassed multiple women in the media over a very long period of time:
— Britt Ghiroli (@Britt_Ghiroli) February 2, 2021
The allegations are ugly, and include: “aggressively pursued at least five women who work in sports media, sending three of them inappropriate photographs and asking one of them to send nude photos in return. He sent them unsolicited electronic messages and regularly commented on their appearance in a manner that made them uncomfortable. In one instance, he thrust his crotch near the face of a reporter as she interviewed him. In another, he told one of the women that if she got drunk with him he’d share information about the Mets.”
Read the article for the full context. It’s gross stuff, and it put these women, who work in the industry, in a terrible position. Multiple women. For years. Repeatedly.
It’s not as if anyone expected the Porter story to be some isolated incident, nor will this Callaway story serve as some end point. The sport has serious issues in how women have been treated. It takes a lot of courage for the women in the story to come forward, and it really, really sucks that they were put into that position in the first place.