Locker Room Talk: MLB Player Agent Lonnie Murray

Wife, mom, and CEO, Lonnie Murray does it all. As an MLBPA player agent, Lonnie, like many women, felt forced to choose between family or a career, but she chose both. Where some see flaws, Lonnie sees potential, and this has been just part of her success as an agent.

On today's show, she discusses how, for a long time, stereotypes have permeated how players of color are scouted, but Lonnie sees beyond them.

After taking a knee during the National Anthem, it seemed to many that Bruce Maxwell became persona non grata in MLB. Lonnie tells us how and why she advocated for him to get a second chance. Bianca Smith is the first African American woman to serve as a professional baseball coach in an MLB organization, and Lonnie tells hosts Jennifer Mercedes and Julie Alexandria why it was important for her to sign her.

Lonnie also candidly talks about how MLB has been taking steps in the right direction to better market players of color, but the room there still is for improvement.

Finally, Lonnie, Jennifer and Julie break down what it’s like to be women in a heavily male-dominated industry, and Lonnie tells us that, "It's not necessary to discredit, devalue, or erase the accomplishments of other to make yourself look good.”

All of this and more on Locker Room Talk – future episodes include: Joy Taylor, Fox Sports Radio host and Lisa Byington, the first female full-time TV play-by-play announcer in the NBA (Milwaukee Bucks).

Locker Room Talk is a weekly show highlighting the achievements of women and Latinas in sports. Hosted by Julie Alexandria and Jennifer Mercedes, two Latinas with more than 20 years of sports industry reporting experience, the show celebrates women in all aspects of the sports world by recognizing their contributions and the barriers they have overcome in their journeys. New episodes of Locker Room Talk debut every Wednesday on La Vida Baseball social channels.