Julia Morales Astros Credit: NBCS Athletics

Julia Morales made Major League Baseball history on Monday night.

The Houston Astros’ dugout reporter got the chance to call the game as they welcomed American League West rival Oakland to Minute Maid Park. Morales made history in a fun and unique way as she and Oakland broadcaster Jenny Cavnar called the game on TV. It marked the first time that two women called an MLB game simultaneously.

While Cavnar has called plenty of games, this was Morales’ first opportunity to do so. She joined Foul Territory on Tuesday to discuss her first night in the TV booth and had plenty to say about it.

“I had a lot of fun,” Morales said of the experience. “[Alex] Bregman coming out, good offense, good defense, we had it all,” she said of the game. The Astros defeated the Athletics thanks to two home runs by the Astros’ Bregman, whom Morales enthusiastically called home runs for during the game.

As far as the broadcasting experience went, there were necessary adjustments.

“I was stressed though,” Morales admitted. “It was like a fun event, but I was sweating the entire time. It’s hard being up there,” she admitted. “There’s just so much going on in that seat and all the things that are being handed to you. And the sponsors. It took me a while to get my groove or to even know where to look. But what a cool experience.”

Morales said that Cavnar took her under her wing in 2013 when she first started, so everything now feels a bit more special to Morales.

“That was the beauty to be able to lean on her and get ready for this. Gosh, what an experience.”

[Foul Territory]

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