So infuriating! How dare these announcers make fun of these young women, who are minding their own business, enjoying each others company on a beautiful day at the ball park? Watch.
Notice that as this segment begins, the graphics on the screen say “tweet us your strongest fan photo”? These women were literally doing as they were told!
The nerve of these announcers to chastise these ladies for not paying attention to the game. The announcers get paid pay attention to the game but instead they stop down for several moments to watch and humiliate these girls.
And then they attribute this behavior to bad parenting? I’m sorry, if my college age daughter spent her free time eating junk food with her girlfriends at baseball games, I’d consider that a parenting win!
I’m tempted to get all feministy here and say this is about men being uncomfortable with a group of women enjoying themselves (without men) in a space that has traditionally has been dominated by men… but I won’t go there. Instead, read this write up by Slate.