Astros apologize after prospect’s sexist tweet about ESPN’s Jessica Mendoza
The Astros issued an apology Wednesday night after a minor leaguer sent a sexist tweet in reference to ESPN broadcaster Jessica Mendoza.
Brooks Marlow, a 23-year-old infielder who was drafted in the 29th round in 2015, wrote: “No lady needs to be on espn talking during a baseball game specially Mendoza sorry.” He deleted the tweet after a few minutes.
Mendoza was calling Wednesday night’s National League Wild Card game between the Mets and Giants. The two-time Olympic softball medalist has been a baseball analyst for ESPN since 2014 and began calling games on ESPN’ flagship Sunday Night Baseball this season.
The Astros issued a statement about Marlow’s tweet on Wednesday night.
Mendoza also called the AL Wild Card game on ESPN last year, becoming the first female commentator on a national MLB postseason broadcast.
Marlow split time this season between Class A and High A, batting .220 with a .310 on-base percentage in 99 games.