I am a fourth year communications major from the Bay Area. Growing up in the Bay Area specifically Hayward, I’ve always been around sports especially baseball and football. Basically since I was born I have been an A’s fan and Raiders fan because of my family. My family being extremely sport oriented heavily influenced my ties to sports. Growing up I played softball and volleyball but stopped playing once I started college. Because sports have always been a huge part of my life I plan to continue a path in the sports industry mostly geared towards media production. I aspire to one day work closely with the Oakland Athletics in their media production from live coverage, reporting, interviewing and things of that sort. I feel that taking this class is perfect because I have always been a spectator of sports but it would be extremely helpful to learn more about the politics that surrounds it. And in order to know more about the politics I am going to choose baseball as my sport. Specifically I want to research the absence of the female in Major League Baseball. Not in terms of females playing but in the media that surrounds baseball. It is a topic that I want to focus on because of the fact that I am working towards one day joining this industry as a female. Usually females in sports media are behind the scenes or if they are in front of the camera they are most of the time given minimal roles. So I want to delve into this topic and see why this is the case.