What the hell is it with softball? It's just a handicapped version of a perfectly fine sport. Is there some reason why women can't hit a smaller ball that goes faster? Or can't field ground balls in the grass? Or lead off before the pitch?
These girls are talented as hell yet they have embraced a sport that was designed to be easier in an attempt to distinguish themselves and give them something that is all their own. I see it as detrimental to any cause regarding women pride or equality.
Before you hound me, no i couldn't hit a good pitchers softball pitch. But i promise you that i would hit one of those long before i would hit a good baseball pitchers pitch. That really doesn't matter though, i'm not talking about lining up Carlos Zambrano against Iowa's softball team.
Play the damn game...
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