Melanie Newman Melanie Newman on Short and to the Point

Host Jessica Kleinschmidt talks with Baltimore Orioles and MLB Network broadcaster Melanie Newman. The O’s currently lead the American League East, and hope to win their first division title since 2014. Kleinschmidt and Newman discuss the Orioles, as well as doing play-by-play for the BBC in the London Series, women working in baseball, how Jessica and Melanie kept each other in sports, and more.

Here’s the full breakdown.

  • 2:53: Welcome Melanie Newman to Short and to the Point
  • 4:03: What’s working for the Baltimore Orioles?
  • 6:38: Orioles’ comeback wins
  • 8:32: Aspects to the O’s success that isn’t noticed by fans and media
  • 12:20: Working the London Series for the BBC
  • 14:39: MLB feeling like they belong in London
  • 17:06: Watching baseball as a fan
  • 19:47: Beer batters
  • 24:14: Women working in MLB
  • 27:08: Finding the balance in discussing the human element and discussing what’s happening on the field
  • 32:59: How Melanie kept Jessica in sports, and vice versa

About Phillip Bupp

Producer/editor of the Awful Announcing Podcast and Short and to the Point. News editor for The Comeback and Awful Announcing. Highlight consultant for Major League Soccer as well as a freelance writer for hire. Opinions are my own but feel free to agree with them.

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