Teenage girl from Queens catching the attention of Major League Baseball with her skills | WPIX 11 New York

Forget “A League of Their Own”, Olivia Pichardo is perfectly comfortable playing with the boys. The Queens native is catching the attention of Major League Baseball and striking out the competition. Pichardo’s parents put a ball in her hand the minute she started walking at 8 months old.
— Read on pix11.com/2019/03/20/teenage-girl-from-queens-catching-the-attention-of-major-league-baseball-with-her-skills/

IOC Awards 2019 Women and Sport trophies to gender equality advocates – Olympic News

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) celebrated this evening six role models and change-makers in advancing women and girls in and through sport. In partnership with UN Women, a dedicated Awards Ceremony was held on the side-lines of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) at the United Nations headquarters in New York, USA.
Six trophies. One goal.
— Read on www.olympic.org/news/ioc-awards-2019-women-and-sport-trophies-to-gender-equality-advocates

‘Getting to Watch Baseball for Work’ – WSJ

Haley Alvarez, whose Oakland Athletics open up the baseball season in Japan today, on climbing the ranks in the male-dominated industry: “Women are obviously people who haven’t played baseball at a higher level, but I look around me, and most men haven’t, either.”
— Read on www.wsj.com/articles/getting-to-watch-baseball-for-work-11553074201

Redmond sisters have got that ‘MLB Grit’ | Redmond Reporter

Tsujikawas participate in girls baseball invitational in Dallas.
— Read on www.redmond-reporter.com/sports/redmond-sisters-have-got-that-mlb-grit/

East Hampton’s Becca Kuperschmid Enjoyed Her Time With MLB Grit by Drew Budd, 27east.com

www.27east.com/mobile/article.cfm//General-Interest-EH/586178/East-Hamptons-Becca-Kuperschmid-Enjoyed-Her-Time-With-MLB-Grit

Do What’s Right, MLB – an open letter to Major League Baseball

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Stewart’s love for baseball keeps growing, as does her skill [column] | Baseball | lancasteronline.com

Sydney Stewart’s first love has lasted nearly nine years, and the passing of time only seems to make it grow stronger.
— Read on lancasteronline.com/content/tncms/live/

Front Office Sports on Twitter: “On April 13th, the Sounders and Mariners are teaming up to offer fans the chance to attend two games in one day for $50. Fans will get to sit in the 300 level at CenturyLink Field and in the 100 level at T-Mobile Park. The package also comes with a co-branded pair of socks. https://t.co/gjYe9M6ybD” / Twitter

Front Office Sports on Twitter: “On April 13th, the Sounders and Mariners are teaming up to offer fans the chance to attend two games in one day for $50. Fans will get to sit in the 300 level at CenturyLink Field and in the 100 level at T-Mobile Park. The package also comes with a co-branded pair of socks. https://t.co/gjYe9M6ybD” / Twitter
— Read on mobile.twitter.com/frntofficesport/status/1107025238519246848

Men in Blazers on Twitter: “Astonishing sight: a crowd of 60,739 pack into Atletico Madrid’s stadium to watch their team battle Barcelona. A world record for a women’s club match. May it be a sign of everything that is possible and all that is to come 🙌 https://t.co/4VhA949TeH” / Twitter

Men in Blazers on Twitter: “Astonishing sight: a crowd of 60,739 pack into Atletico Madrid’s stadium to watch their team battle Barcelona. A world record for a women’s club match. May it be a sign of everything that is possible and all that is to come 🙌 https://t.co/4VhA949TeH” / Twitter
— Read on mobile.twitter.com/MenInBlazers/status/1107301392253964288

MLB Grit: Girls baseball players make history | Sports | wisconsingazette.com

More than 60 teens participate in a new high school girls baseball invitational at the home of the Texas Rangers at MLB Grit in Arlington, Texas.
— Read on www.wisconsingazette.com/content/tncms/live/

Listen to Early AOL exec Jean Case explains how to “Be Fearless” in Podcasts

Listen to Early AOL exec Jean Case explains how to “Be Fearless” from Recode Decode, hosted by Kara Swisher in Podcasts. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/recode-decode-hosted-by-kara-swisher/id1011668648?mt=2&i=1000428753724

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SXSW Panel Discusses Path To Better, More Diverse Sports World

From the playing field to the front office, increasing diversity within sports is more than just the right thing to do. It’s the smart thing.
— Read on frntofficesport.com/diversity-business-success/

REP Worldwide Changes The Licensing Conversation For Female Athletes

The NFL Players Inc. extension has executed licensing agreements with more than 25 companies across categories in support of women’s pro sports.
— Read on frntofficesport.com/rep-worldwide-apparel/

Here to Stay: Generation Z’s Impact On Sports Content Strategy

Shorter attention spans, wider viewing ranges and a penchant for influencers. Here’s how the next generation consumes sports.
— Read on frntofficesport.com/generation-z-sports/

Golden State Warriors, Kaiser Permanente team up for education, nonprofits – San Francisco Business Times

As Kaiser CEO Bernard Tyson, Warriors CEO Joe Lacob, Warriors President Rick Welts and Warriors Community Foundation President Nicole Lacob talked, ideas started to form about how to up their game in the community.
— Read on www.bizjournals.com/

The Reasons For Shortening Baseball Games

(ATR) Riccardo Fraccari explains why the WBSC made the “revolutionary” decision to reduce games to seven innings.
— Read on aroundtherings.com/site/A__75988/Title__The-Reasons-For-Shortening-Baseball-Games/292/Articles

New Trier students among girls’ baseball trailblazers invited to MLB event

Winnetka’s Taylor Daniels, a girls’ baseball player and promoter, was one of 60 high schoolers from around the country to attend the Dallas event.
— Read on chicago.suntimes.com/sports/new-trier-student-among-girls-baseball-trailblazers-invited-to-mlb-event/

Who’s Been Charged in the College Admissions Cheating Scandal? Here’s the Full List – The New York Times

The actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin and the fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli are among the 50 people charged in a bribery scheme to secure places for students in elite colleges.
— Read on www.nytimes.com/2019/03/12/us/felicity-huffman-lori-loughlin-massimo-giannulli.html

Baseball Changes Several Rules and Agrees to Start C.B.A. Negotiations – The New York Times

Major League Baseball and the players’ union announced several rule changes that will affect the trading deadline, the All-Star Game, roster size and on-field strategy.
— Read on www.nytimes.com/2019/03/14/sports/mlb-rule-changes.html

Birch Bayh, 91, Dies; Senator Drove Title IX and Other Historic Legislation – The New York Times

Mr. Bayh, from Indiana, was a force in laws barring sex discrimination, giving 18-year-olds the vote and providing for the removal of a president.
— Read on www.nytimes.com/2019/03/14/obituaries/birch-bayh-dead.html

Pulaski’s Calfee Park under renovations for upcoming season

The minor league ballpark will add 350 seats and a new party deck for 2019.
— Read on www.wdbj7.com/content/news/507106251.html

the nicholls worth | From USA Women’s Baseball to All-Academic First Team, meet softball standout Amanda Gianelloni

Being a student-athlete is no easy feat, between the hours upon hours of practice and the long road trips for away games. Throw in a few all-conference honors and a spot on a USA national team, and that feat becomes more impressive. Manage a 4.0 GPA and academic honors on top of that, and that…
— Read on thenichollsworth.com/7006976/sports/from-usa-womens-baseball-to-all-academic-first-team-meet-softball-standout-amanda-gianelloni/

When ‘Captain Marvel’ Became a Target, the Rules Changed – The New York Times

Rotten Tomatoes altered its audience participation parameters, and film festivals are dedicating a percentage of press passes to increase diversity.
— Read on www.nytimes.com/2019/03/13/movies/captain-marvel-brie-larson-rotten-tomatoes.html

Remembering a Woman Who Was a Leader of the French Resistance – The New York Times

Lynne Olson’s “Madame Fourcade’s Secret War” tells of a woman who led the fight against the Nazis while combating sexism among her colleagues.
— Read on www.nytimes.com/2019/03/12/books/review/lynne-olson-madame-fourcades-secret-war.html

Kelly Catlin – Wikipedia

Kelly Catlin – Wikipedia
— Read on en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kelly_Catlin

Olympic Cyclist Kelly Catlin’s Family Speaks Out | PEOPLE.com

Kelly Catlin died in an apparent suicide in her Stanford University dorm room on Friday
— Read on people.com/sports/olympic-cyclist-kelly-catlin-dead-family-speaks-out/

Athletes Need to Know It’s Okay to Ask for Help – Human Parts

Athletes and competitors tend to approach life with a mantra of “I’ve got this.” But when it comes to mental health, depression, and suicidal ideation, asking for help is the best approach.
— Read on humanparts.medium.com/if-you-attempt-suicide-you-havent-got-this-13125b653c54

Words of Wisdom From the American Jazz and Negro League Baseball Museum Host

Meet Ronnie Matloch of the American Jazz Museum in Missouri.
— Read on medium.com/s/america-at-work/words-of-wisdom-from-the-american-jazz-and-negro-league-baseball-museum-host-1e9a0747f19c

The Hardest Fight Any Baseball Player Will Ever Have To Face

What you are about to read is the story of my baseball experience that I shared with my team to help them better understand the mental side of the game along with all the failures that come with it…
— Read on medium.com/@Rawlings_Tigers/the-hardest-fight-any-baseball-player-will-ever-have-to-face-452387486a31

Screwball – Movie Trailers – iTunes

Screwball – Movie Trailers – iTunes
— Read on trailers.apple.com/trailers/independent/screwball/

Most Powerful Women – Fortune

Fortune’s Most Powerful Women [USA] list ranks the 50 most influential and powerful women in business today, from chairmans to chief executives.
— Read on fortune.com/most-powerful-women/

Most Powerful Women International – Fortune

These are the 50 most powerful women in business who work outside of the U.S., all over the world.
— Read on fortune.com/most-powerful-women-international/

Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 6 p.m.: Local historian Brian C. Engelhardt will present “Women in Baseball.” – Wyomissing Public Library

Tuesday, 6 p.m.: Local historian Brian C. Engelhardt will present “Women in Baseball.” Besides discussing the roles women played in the development of America’s pasttime, Engelhardt will focus specifically on Berks County women, in particular Lizzie Arlington, who played for the Reading Coal Heavers.
— Read on www.readingeagle.com/news/article/bulletin-board-womens-history-month-to-be-recognized-at-the-wyomissing-public-library

Pioneers attend final day of GRIT tournament | MLB.com

DALLAS — As participants and officials wrapped up the inaugural MLB GRIT tournament and development camp on Sunday morning, VIPs sat nearby observing.
There was simply no way to keep Jeneane Lesko and Gloria Rogers away from the event this weekend.
The two are former members of the All-American Girls
— Read on www.mlb.com/news/pioneers-attend-final-day-of-grit-tournament

adidas on Twitter: “Equal pay for equal play. #WWC #WorldCup https://t.co/F9UD7zvp6s” / Twitter

adidas on Twitter: “Equal pay for equal play. #WWC #WorldCup https://t.co/F9UD7zvp6s” / Twitter
— Read on mobile.twitter.com/adidas/status/1104162465703739396

L.A. will be the center of the sporting universe for the next decade – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles has long been viewed by many as the sports and entertainment capital of the world, but the city is about to enter a 10-year period few regions have experienced.
— Read on www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-los-angeles-sports-capital-20190306-story.html

NBC, Refinery29 Promote Female Empowerment Through ‘On Her Turf’

The multi-platform campaign enables both brands to tell stories about women breaking barriers throughout the sports world.
— Read on frntofficesport.com/nbc-refinery29-on-her-turf/

Atlantic League Expected To Add Robot Umpires, Mound Changes Following New MLB Agreement

The Atlantic League and Major League Baseball announced a three-year agreement that will allow MLB to use the independent league as a testbed for rules and equipment changes.
— Read on www.baseballamerica.com/stories/atlantic-league-expected-to-add-robo-umps-other-changes-from-new-mlb-agreement/

Winning is Not a Strategy – Podcast – Apple

itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/winning-is-not-a-strategy/id1442910698

Q&A: Canadian baseball prospect Caitlin Tomotsugu takes part in MLB Grit – Sportsnet.ca

Caitlin Tomotsugu is a highly recruited outfielder and right-handed pitcher from Vaughn, Ontario who is widely considered the best high-school female player Canada has produced.
— Read on www.sportsnet.ca/baseball/mlb/qa-canadian-baseball-phenom-caitlin-tomotsugu-takes-part-mlb-grit/

Detroit Tigers’ Matthew Boyd on mission to end sex slavery

Detroit Tigers pitcher Matthew Boyd and wife, Ashley, weren’t looking for this cause. But ending sex slavery in Uganda has become their mission.
— Read on www.freep.com/story/sports/columnists/jeff-seidel/2019/03/09/detroit-tigers-matthew-boyd-sex-slavery-uganda/3067439002/

Girls play ball at GRIT tourney | 03/09/2019 | MLB.com

At MLB’s GRIT Tournament in Texas, young girls who normally play baseball on boys teams get a chance to play the game with other girls
— Read on www.mlb.com/video/girls-play-ball-at-grit-tourney-c2523475083

MLB Grit: High school girls playing games in big league park – The Washington Post

MLB Grit an inaugural high school invitational specifically for girls who play baseball, and chance to play on a big league field
— Read on www.washingtonpost.com/

Judge Opens the Door to More Compensation for College Athletes – The New York Times

A federal judge in California found that the N.C.A.A.’s rules on amateurism violate antitrust law but she limited the scope of any compensation to education-related expenses.
— Read on www.nytimes.com/2019/03/08/sports/ncaa-amateurism-ruling.html

Motivational messages written in the San Francisco sky for International Women’s Day – SFGate

Motivational messages written in the San Francisco sky for International Women’s Day – SFGate
— Read on m.sfgate.com/local/article/sky-writing-over-sf-meaning-womens-day-13674897.php

U.S. Women’s Soccer Team Sues U.S. Soccer For Gender Discrimination | The California Report | KQED News

The lawsuit argues that U.S. Soccer has a policy of paying the women’s team less than the men. ‘We deserved to be paid equally for our work, regardless of
— Read on www.kqed.org/news/11731640/u-s-womens-soccer-team-sues-u-s-soccer-for-gender-discrimination

International Women’s Day – 2019

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Susan Patron | Official Publisher Page | Simon & Schuster

Susan Patron specialized in Children’s Services for 35 years at the Los Angeles Public Library before retiring in 2007, the same year her novel The Higher Power…
— Read on www.simonandschuster.com/authors/Susan-Patron/28434352

[This is] a World #BUILTBYGIRLS 🌍 (Video Series Inside!)

[This is] a World #BUILTBYGIRLS 🌍 (Video Series Inside!)
— Read on mailchi.mp/787680270da6/youre-invited-real-talk-about-tech-x-brands-you-love-1837149

Keep youth sports fun and more kids will play | Opinion | hmbreview.com

It is a shame to hear that fewer Coastside kids are playing Little League baseball and in the Half Moon Bay Girls Softball League. Generations of local kids have learned
— Read on www.hmbreview.com/content/tncms/live/