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Giants’ Alyssa Nakken becomes first woman to coach on-field during MLB game – CBS Sports

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San Francisco Giants‘ Alyssa Nakken made history in Monday night’s game against the Oakland Athletics. She became the first woman to coach on-field during a MLB game when she went in and took over as the team’s first-base coach in their 6-2 win. 

Nakken replaced Antoan Richardson late in the Summer Camp exhibition game. 

Afterwards she tweeted, “I look calm, but what a rush!”

The team celebrated her accomplishment and Giants outfielder Hunter Pence wrote on Twitter following the win, “Congratulations on making history!”

The 30-year-old joined the Giants coaching staff in January and became the first woman in the major leagues to hold a full-time coaching position. She started with the organization in 2014, working her way up from an intern in the baseball operations department.

While Monday was her first time coaching first base coach during a game, she is no stranger to the responsibilities of the role, thanks to summer intrasquad games. She also worked with Richardson this offseason and monitored outfield and baserunning instruction.

Nakken knows she is leading the way for other women in sports and admits she feels a “great sense of responsibility” to serve as a good example.

“I feel it’s my job to honor those who have helped me to where I am,” she told MLB.com in February. “Coaching, I never saw it. This job has kind of been hidden for so long. I’m so excited to be in this role for the challenge and the opportunity to make an impact for this organization that I love. But also, I’m excited that now girls can see there is a job on the field in baseball. It’s really cool.”

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Alyssa Milano claps back at critics accusing her of blackface – Daily Mail

Alyssa Milano claps back at critics accusing her of blackface and reveals she was actually playing SNOOKI in a 2013 Jersey Shore parody

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Alyssa Milano has fired back at critics trying to take the activist actress down over a ‘blackface’ video.

The Charmed star, 47, took to Twitter to slam the accusation that she was being racially insensitive in a 2013 Funny or Die video.

Milano asserted that she was ‘parodying Jersey Shore and Snookie’s tan’ in the video, during which her face was significantly darkened. 

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Not taking it: Alyssa Milano has fired back at critics trying to take the activist actress down over a ‘blackface’ video

The Who’s The Boss? actress wrote, ‘Hey, a**holes. The below picture is me parodying Jersey Shore and Snookie’s tan.’ 

‘Snookie’s tan (she is a sweetheart by the way) is worthy of parodying as is Trump’s “tan”.’

‘So go f*** yourselves with your smear campaign.’

It accompanied an image from an article by conservative publication LifeZette. 

Parody: The Charmed star, 47, [R] took to Twitter to slam the accusation that she was being racially insensitive in a 2013 Funny or Die video, asserting that she was ‘parodying Jersey Shore and Snookie’s [L, in 2019] tan’

Debunked: However a link to the original video proved that Alyssa was indeed portraying reality TV star Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi

However a link to the original video proved that Alyssa was indeed portraying reality TV star Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi.

The Jersey Shore actress is known in part for her distinctive tan.

The sketch was a parody of a Dove brand commercial which showed how the beauty industry manipulates images to set unrealistic beauty standards for women.

However in the FOD video, Milano was made up and styled to resemble Snooki, with the punchline being that Snooki’s tan and body had been manipulated to ‘distort’ perceptions of New Jersey, where her show is set. 

Homage: The Jersey Shore actress is known in part for her distinctive tan

Original: The sketch was a parody of a Dove brand commercial which showed how the beauty industry manipulates images to set unrealistic beauty standards for women

Milano seemed to make a veiled reference to the attack in a Monday tweet, in which she wrote, ‘Cancel culture is being weaponized by the right/Putin.’ 

‘Take notice of who they are targeting & what is trending. Are they trying to hurt Trump’s most vocal critics? Yup.’ 

‘The misinformation campaign has begun. Be vigilant in what you post on social media. Truth still matters.’

The actress has long been a vocal Trump critic. 

Political: Milano seemed to make a veiled reference to the attack in a Monday tweet, in which she wrote, ‘Cancel culture is being weaponized by the right/Putin’

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