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OC Register: Angels pitching coach Mickey Callaway accused of inappropriate contact with female reporters

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Angels pitching coach Mickey Callaway is at the center of a series of allegations of inappropriate contact with women in sports media spanning at least five years, according to a report published on Monday night in The Athletic.

The story painted a picture of inappropriate texts, photos and advances made in person and through social media, with various women in the media who had worked around Callaway while he was pitching coach with the Cleveland Indians and manager of the New York Mets.

In at least one case, he offered to give a reporter information on the Mets if she would meet him for drinks.

He continued to contact at least one of the women after he was hired as Angels pitching coach in October 2019, according to The Athletic.

“Rather than rush to respond to these general allegations of which I have just been made aware, I look forward to an opportunity to provide more specific responses,” Callaway wrote in an email to The Athletic. “Any relationship in which I was engaged has been consensual, and my conduct was in no way intended to be disrespectful to any women involved. I am married and my wife has been made aware of these general allegations.”

Angels spokesperson Marie Garvey released a statement saying the club would investigate.

“The behavior being reported violates the Angels Organization’s values and policies. We take this very seriously and will conduct a full investigation with MLB.”

The news comes just weeks after the Mets fired recently hired general manager Jared Porter after revelations that he had sent dozens of suggestive texts and photos to a female reporter.

Callaway’s behavior involved at least five women, according to The Athletic, dating to 2015, when Callaway was the Indians’ pitching coach. The article said that seven other women in the media had been warned of Callaway’s reputation, although they hadn’t experienced the conduct first-hand.

“It was the worst-kept secret in sports,” one woman told The Athletic.

The women described Callaway’s advances, which often began via social media contacts and included him sending shirtless photos, according to The Athletic. In one instance, Callaway requested a topless photo in return.

The women told stories of Callaway, 45, suggesting meetings away from the ballparks, for drinks or coffee. A New York-based reporter received an email from Callaway in which he offered to give her information if they met for drinks.

“Let’s go get drunk. I will tell you what’s going on with the team,” he said, according to the woman.

Another New York-based reporter said that during a one-on-one interview with Callaway in Florida, he put his leg on a railing to thrust his crotch into her face.

“I knew right away this is what I would be dealing with,” the woman told The Athletic. “I got warned he was gross (beforehand).”

Callaway earned a reputation as one of baseball’s best pitching coaches during his time with the Indians, from 2013 to 2017. The Mets then hired him as their manager, but he was fired after two unsuccessful seasons.

The Angels hired Callaway shortly after Joe Maddon was hired as manager in 2019. Callaway had been a pitcher with the Angels during Maddon’s first stint with the Angels on the big league coaching staff, in 2002 and 2003.

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