The first hot take of the second half of the Major League Baseball season is about … bachelorette parties.
It’s OK if you didn’t see that coming. No one did.
The Cardinals-Cubs game Thursday night at Wrigley Field kicked off the second half of the season, and it was on ESPN. At one point during the game, the cameras focused on a bachelorette party in the stands.
That didn’t make ESPN announcer Matt Vasgersian happy, and he said: “Is there anything more obnoxious than the bachelorette party at the ballpark, by the way? I mean, ‘Congratulations, by the way. Yeah, we’re all very happy for you.’”
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Vasgersian colleague Jessica Mendoza interjected: “Why is that obnoxious?”
“It’s such a ‘look at me thing.’ You’re sitting behind like the bridal party,” he said. “Oh my God, I’m getting married…”
“I’d do a bachelorette party at a ballpark,” Mendoza replied. “That’s where I’d probably be. I’d take that over the alternative.”
Vasgersian said, “Which is what? Vegas.”
“Yes,” Mendoza replied.
Here is the exchange:
Not surprisingly, Vasgersian’s comments were not well received, but some people agreed with him.
Here is what people were saying:
Matt Vasgersian‘s little sexist rant on ESPN just inspired me to have my bachelorette party at stadium.
— ️ Chelsea ️ ()
Matt Vasgersian with the amazing quote about Baseball Park bachelorette parties… laughing my tail off! So true!
— Arian Horbovetz ()
this was really disgusting and a great way to alienate female fans.
— Sarah Weinstein ()
Matt Vasgersian calling out bridal party attendance at games as attention seekers. I now declare my love for Matty V.
— NRG Stadium Grass ()
Can someone tell me why Matt Vasgersian doesn’t think bachelorette parties should be able to attend baseball games? Did I miss when only men are allowed to enjoy baseball games?
— Krissy Koschak ()
I agree with Matt Vasgersian. Bachelorette parties are obnoxious anywhere they go, let alone a ballpark.
Not to say that bachelor parties are any different, but having lived in Nashville past 5 years, seeing it become bachelorette capital of USA has created my annoyance of them
— Sam Hunter ()
bad enough when Matt Vasgersian said that dumb crap about Johnny Damon and his wife regarding Dancing with the Stars, but the comments about bachelorette parties at the ballpark just show this guy doesn‘t belong and shouldn‘t be representing or
— Andrew Pike ()
Gonna go out on a limb here and say a bachelorette party wouldn‘t be thrilled to see Matt Vasgersian either
— The Official Xander Bogaerts Victory Lap Account ()