This Sunday is going to be big for the Bridgeport Bluefish not only because of their game against Southern Maryland Blue Crabs but also because they will be having their first woman guest manager, Jennie Finch.
The announcement of the softball star’s guest managing was made by the Bluefish last March 31, 2016, on their official website, along with the announcement that Finch will be throwing the ceremonial first pitch and will be having a pre-game meet-and-greet on the day of the game.
Finch is set to make history, as this is the first time that a woman will be managing a professional baseball team. It has never happened in the MLB and is going to happen first on an independent league team.
Finch is a product of the University of Arizona where she played for 4 years and helped the team reach the national championships in 2001. She has won twice in the Olympics, with a gold in 2004 and a silver in 2008.
Bluefish General Manager Jamie Toole has shown his thrill on Finch’s presence on Sunday, saying the team is excited for Finch to come and manage the team, and described Finch as “an incredible athlete and a wonderful person.”
Finch has also expressed her excitement on her twitter account, and said that she is looking forward to seeing all of the fans in Bridgeport.
The Bluefish has also had other stars to guest-manage the team, including Pete Rose and Paul O’Neil, and will also have Roger Clemens as their guest manager on August 5,2016 on the Bluefish’s game against Long Island Ducks.
Photo Courtesy: Facebook/ Jennie Finch