former mets 1st baseman and current mets announcer keith hernandez made some insensitive remarks about women during a mets broadcast. one of the padre's massage therapist (the fully licensed type, you pervs) was in the dugout when hernandez spotted her. the quote is pretty amazing:
I won't say that women belong in the kitchen, but they don't belong in the dugoutas if that wasn't bad enough, he half-heartedly followed up with this gem:
You know I am only teasing. I love you gals out there -- always have.a few things to note.
1) in this day and age, i can't believe that anyone who makes his living talking on television would say something like that. how many times have we walked down this road...al campanis, rush limbaugh, that dude who called condi rice a "coon". i know that superstars are insulated from the world at large, but geez...how many more of these dumb things are we going to have to hear before we can be done with this kind of thing.
2) "gals"? i know that it's not as condescending as girls (which he called the female in question when he first saw her), but does anyone actually use that word? i'm trying to picture myself walking up to a group of my female friends and saying, "hey gals, what's going on?" i then picture my female friends looking at me funny. gals..it's so 1930's.
3) i was also trying to picture the broadcast booth when this all went down. do you think that before he went on his little tirade, he was thinking to himself, "Come on, I won the MVP in '79. I can do whatever I want. I'm Keith Hernandez."?