Deesha Thosar: Baseball cannot be surprised by Jared Porter

NEW YORK — For women working in baseball, there is always a moment when we question: What exactly is this guy’s motive? It can be as simple and harmless of a comment as, “Terrific job so far, you’re handling the new gig really well.” Or, “Hit me up later and we’ll talk about your question then.” Or even, “Let me know if you need anything.” Every interaction, no matter how casual, raises an unspoken question. What are his intentions? Is he just being nice? Is he expressing romantic interest in me? If he is interested in me, just how badly can this go? A large part of this job is a guessing game…

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