The Seattle Mariners are helping shine a spotlight on the important role women play in the game of baseball with the Third Annual Women in Baseball ticket special and pregame panel. On Thursday, September 12, before the Mariners meet the Cincinnati Reds, fans will have the chance to hear from
The Seattle Mariners are helping shine a spotlight on the important role women play in the game of baseball with the Third Annual Women in Baseball ticket special and pregame panel. On Thursday, September 12, before the Mariners meet the Cincinnati Reds, fans will have the chance to hear from an accomplished group of women with a diverse background in baseball.
Women In Baseball
The event is the part of the Beyond the Baselines series that highlights various aspects of the game that might not be apparent to casual observers or even avid fans.
Specially priced tickets are available starting at $24 exclusively at Mariners.com/Women. The ticket package includes a coupon for a free drink, View or Main Level game ticket and admission to a pregame event at the Outside Corner, which begins at 5:10 p.m. The program features a panel discussion among a group of women who work in various capacities in baseball. Deadline to purchase tickets is noon on September 12. The panel will also be streamed on Facebook Live.
Moderated by 710 ESPN reporter and host Lydia Cruz, the panelists include Emily Curtis, Mariners Baseball Analyst, Jen Mueller, ROOT SPORTS anchor/reporter, Ingrid Russell-Narcisse, Mariners Senior Director of Corporate Partnerships, and Ashley Schutt, Tacoma Rainiers Director of Baseball Operations and Merchandise.
Panel moderator Lydia Cruz joined 710 ESPN Seattle in early 2017 and is now the host of The Blitz, weekdays from 6:00-7:00 a.m., and Seattle Sports Saturday. A Seattle native, Cruz studied Developmental Psychology at Claremont McKenna College in California and Sports Journalism at Quincy University in Illinois.
Emily Curtis is a Baseball Analyst for the Mariners. She conducts baseball-related research and builds quantitative tools to assist decision making throughout the organization. Curtis grew up in Norman, Oklahoma and sped through an undergraduate degree in mathematics in her hometown while working at a yarn store part time. She then drove the 2,000 miles to the West Coast, received her MS in applied mathematics from the University of Washington, and still knits a lot. Now, she primarily uses her math and computer science background to build models in Python and R for pitcher injury prediction and prevention.
Jen Mueller began her broadcast career in 2000 as a producer and booker for a nightly sports program on Texas Cable News. Later that year, she moved to the Northwest and spent four years working in the sports department at KING TV. Since 2006, Mueller has been a member of the Mariners broadcast team at ROOT SPORTS. She contributes content for Mariners All-Access and is a reporter for pregame and postgame broadcasts. Mueller won an Emmy Award for the Ken Griffey Jr. Hall of Fame Induction program she produced from Cooperstown in 2016. In addition to baseball, Mueller is a sideline reporter for Seattle Seahawks radio broadcasts and is the author of Game Time: Learn to Talk Sports in 5 Minutes a Day for Business, Talk Sporty to Me: Thinking Outside the Box Scores, and The Influential Conversationalist: Conversation Skills that Develop Leadership Potential. A former high school athlete, Mueller also spent 10 years officiating high school football.
Ingrid Russell-Narcisse is Senior Director of Partnerships for the Mariners and is responsible for managing relationships with some of the team’s biggest corporate partners including EQC, KeyBank, Hempler’s and New Era. A 1988 graduate of University of Washington, Russell-Narcisse was a standout on the basketball court for legendary Huskies coach Chris Gobrecht. Earlier this year, Russell-Narcisse was named “Woman of the Year” by the University of Washington Women in Business program for her accomplishments in the corporate world as well as her commitment to mentoring the careers of young women seeking to follow her path.
Ashley Schutt, Director of Baseball Operations & Merchandise for the Tacoma Rainiers, is in her 14th season with the team. She is responsible for all facets of team travel for the Rainiers, working closely with visiting teams, umpires and the Mariners Player Development Department. Schutt oversees all merchandise operations and buying for the team, leading the Rainiers to the Top 25 of all Minor League Baseball teams in licensed merchandise sales for the past four years. Ashely was a key player in the major renovation of Cheney Stadium in 2011 and the 2017 Triple-A All-Star Game. Last year, Schutt was named Pacific Coast League Woman Executive of the Year and she was a finalist for the coveted national Rawlings Woman Executive of the Year Award. A native of Tacoma, Schutt has a degree in Business Administration from University of Oregon.