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: