Wednesday, July 28, 2010

She's Making the Boys Cry

That says something sad about how boys are raised in this culture. - 13-Year-Old Little Leaguer Chelsea Baker Throws a Mean Knuckleball
Right now there are two famous residents of Plant City, Florida. The first is Joe Niekro, the famed knuckleball pitcher known for his incredible seasons with the Houston Astros. The second is Chelsea Baker, a 13 year-old girl pitcher in an all-boys league who hasn’t lost a sanctioned game in four years.

What’s her success? Talent and a knack for the knuckleball she learned from none other than that very same “Coach Joe” Niekro.
Oh, and she isn't the only woman playing baseball...
But the fact is she’s the second female to get known for her knuckleball—the first being Eri Yoshida, the 18 year-old pitching for the U.S. minor league team, the Chico Outlaws.
I love stories like this.

1 comment:

JM Black said...

First we integrate the schools, then the universities, then the military, and now sports. If this keeps up, we'll have to start judging people by their talent and character rather than their color and gender.

Thanks for posting this. It's good to know that some things are still going right in this world.