grown. ass. men.
you scared she gonna strike out yr precious baby boy? OH TOO LATE.
they were doing a special on her on one of the news channels at the gym. i didnt have the headphones so i couldnt hear the story, but one of the photos they showed was of a little girl in the crowd holding up a sign that said “I want to throw like a girl.” For every pathetic, insecure grown man who is threatened by this amazingly talented girl, hopefully there is another little girl who is inspired. But that she has to put up wit this kind of abuse even though she is OBJECTIVELY the best pitcher in the league right now and can throw a ball SEVENTY MILES PER HOUR is absolutely uncalled for. She is truly phenomenal, and those dads can all go eat shit and live
Hopefully this girl inspires more girls to join and play. When I started to play baseball at 6 years old, I was the first girl to ever join. The only girl in the league until I stopped playing when I was 14. (I was pretty much forced to play softball when I hit HS but thats another issue in itself). I can attest that the parents were the WORST. They would encourage their sons to not shake my hand in the line after the games. I’ve been heckled. I’ve been deliberately thrown at and missed. I’ve been hit on purpose. Pretty sure I recall a time when someone spit on their hands and shook mine. Unfortunately, these things still go on. But hopefully its gotten better. More and more people watched this years LLWS. And so many people, including boys are inspired by Mo’ne. I know I was! Along with Emma March from Canada who also was in the tourney.
I just wish I had her to look up to when I was playing. I had nobody but the movie ” ‘A League of Their Own' to inspire me to keep playing. Then when the internet got big, I took it upon myself to learn about the AAGPBL and that kept me going. Hopefully this sets a precedent that we CAN play with the boys. And sometimes, we are BETTER than them. Girl Power is real folks!
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