Malaysia, Bangladesh women baseball teams likely to visit Pakistan soon | Associated Press Of Pakistan

Malaysia, Bangladesh women baseball teams likely to visit Pakistan soon | Associated Press Of Pakistan
— Read on www.app.com.pk/malaysia-bangladesh-women-baseball-teams-likely-to-visit-pakistan-soon/

NCAA’s response to California: Don’t stop our exploitation – Los Angeles Times

The NCAA is a $1-billion enterprise, yet fights student-athletes’ ability to profit from marketing deals under a bizarre theory that it would make the uneven playing field among colleges even worse.
— Read on www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2019-10-01/ncaa-california-law-students-marketing-deals

Draymond Green: The NCAA is a dictatorship. Its rules on compensating athletes are unfair. – The Washington Post

California’s fair-pay-to-play law could help keep athletes in school.
— Read on www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/draymond-green-yes-college-athletes-should-be-able-to-make-a-living/2019/10/09/0ada4776-eaaa-11e9-9c6d-436a0df4f31d_story.html

Ludhiana women beat Patiala, emerge champions

Ludhiana women beat Patiala, emerge champions
— Read on www.tribuneindia.com/mobi/news/ludhiana/ludhiana-women-beat-patiala-emerge-champions/843629.html

Getting to Know … Courtney Harris | Sports | gwinnettprepsports.com

In this installment of “Getting to Know …,” Courtney Harris talks about a variety of topics, including moving to Atlanta without a job lined up, meeting her husband on her
— Read on www.gwinnettprepsports.com/content/tncms/live/

Boral Extends Baseball Australia Deal Through To 2021 – Ministry of Sport

Boral Extends Baseball Australia Deal Through To 2021 – Ministry of Sport
— Read on ministryofsport.com.au/boral-extends-baseball-australia-deal-through-to-2021/

Falmouth couple makes the Hall of Fame rounds – Sports – Sandwich Broadsider – Sandwich, MA

Five halls of fame, two MLB games, 1,500 miles and a swim at Coney Island.Is this possible in one week for a Cape Codder couple? It sure is, as my husband and I found out this September.Our first stop was the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield. Visitors start on the second floor at the Hall of Honors, with pictures of hall of fame members around the circumference, artifacts and a timeline. You can see a replica of Bob Lanier’s size 22 sneakers (1959) – and Shaq’s
— Read on sandwich.wickedlocal.com/sports/20191007/falmouth-couple-makes-hall-of-fame-rounds

For the Love of Baseball | The Hardball Times

Daily baseball statistical analysis and commentary.
— Read on tht.fangraphs.com/for-the-love-of-baseball/

How Major League Baseball’s First Female Owner Came To Lead The Cardinals | St. Louis Public Radio

The majority women ownership group at the helm of St. Louis’ new professional soccer team is continuing a line of female sports ownership in the region
— Read on news.stlpublicradio.org/post/how-major-league-baseball-s-first-female-owner-came-lead-cardinals

At Camp Blaze, young women fight wildfires and stereotypes | Crosscut

https://crosscut.com/2018/09/camp-blaze-young-women-fight-wildfires-and-stereotypes

Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel: On the Basis of Sex: Girls’ Baseball (Full Segment) | HBO – YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h83aGLnUCno

Meet The First Woman Poised To Race in Formula 1 In 43 Years

For Colombian race car driver, Tatiana Calderón, racing is genderless and all about resetting for the next corner.
— Read on www.forbes.com/sites/melissarowley/2019/10/07/meet-the-first-woman-poised-to-race-in-formula-1-in-43-years/

HI, IM TATIANA | Tatiana Calderon

HI, IM TATIANA | Tatiana Calderon
— Read on www.tatianacalderon.com/hi-im-tatiana/

Japan Women Baseball – Google Search

Japan Women Baseball – Google Search

Japan Girl Baseball – Google Search

Japan Girl Baseball – Google Search

Canada Girl Baseball – Google Search

Canada Girl Baseball – Google Search

Canada Women Baseball – Google Search

Canada Women Baseball – Google Search

Australian Women Baseball – Google Search

Australian Women Baseball – Google Search

Australian Girl Baseball – Google Search

Australian Girl Baseball – Google Search

Chicago Girls Baseball Program : Baseball For All

Chicago Girls Baseball Program : Baseball For All

https://baseballforall.leagueapps.com/camps/1249096-chicago-girls-baseball-program

Chicago Baseball and Education Foundation

Chicago Baseball and Education Foundation

https://www.cbeauic.org/

“I know I play like a girl. Try to keep up” T-shirt by sportsfan | Redbubble

“I know I play like a girl. Try to keep up” T-shirt by sportsfan | Redbubble

https://www.redbubble.com/shop/p/24030880.GDEN5.unisex-tee-w?grid_pos=66&ref=shop_grid&rbs=2dadf319-4bb0-4243-9297-26cbd212c6f1&searchTerm=baseball

Baseball Gifts & Merchandise | Redbubble

Baseball Gifts & Merchandise | Redbubble

https://www.redbubble.com/shop/baseball?ref=search_box

Giants Community Fund | San Francisco Giants

Giants Community Fund | San Francisco Giants

ABOUT US

The Giants Community Fund, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, collaborates with the San Francisco Giants by using baseball as a forum to encourage underserved youth and their families to live healthy, productive lives. The Fund supports Junior Giants leagues throughout Northern California, Nevada and Oregon and provides assistance to targeted community initiatives in the areas of Education, Health and Violence Prevention.

Since its inception in 1991, the Fund has donated over $30 million to community efforts. The Fund is managed by a 30-member Board of Directors, and is sustained by contributions from individuals, businesses and foundations through a number of special partnerships and fundraisers.

CONTACT GIANTS COMMUNITY FUND

Giants Community Fund
Oracle Park
24 Willie Mays Plaza
San Francisco, CA 94107
Ph: 1-877-JR-GIANT
Fax: 415-947-2644
Email: communityfund@sfgiants.com
Twitter: @giantscommunity
Instagram: @giantscommunityfund

https://www.mlb.com/giants/community/fund

Outstanding season for Dougherty softball ends with two best batting averages in the state | Sports | albanyherald.com

Dougherty High’s softball season came to an abrupt end Wednesday afternoon when they lost to Shaw of Columbus in the region playoffs – a team the Lady Trojans had already
— Read on www.albanyherald.com/content/tncms/live/

Tsawwassen’s Marika Lyszczyk will be catching for the Rivier Raiders | The Province

Whalley Chiefs alumnus caught the eye of scout renowned for discovering talented teens at Major League Baseball clinic in Texas last spring.
— Read on theprovince.com/sports/baseball/tsawwassens-marika-lyszczyk-will-be-catching-for-ncaa-mens-team-when-baseball-season-begins/wcm/63d65a78-e588-4a0f-8221-e256a20b530b

Local baseball players take the stage for USA Baseball | Valley News

Local baseball players take the stage for USA Baseball | Valley News
— Read on www.myvalleynews.com/local-baseball-players-take-the-stage-for-usa-baseball/

Emerald Cove Middle baseball player hoping for ‘big league’ opportunity – South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Madison Jennings has her heart set on the big leagues — literally. The Royal Palm Beach 13-year-old from Emerald Cove Middle School is the lone girl playing in the Palm Beach County middle school baseball league.
— Read on www.sun-sentinel.com/community/the-villager/fl-cn-sp-royal-palm-beach-madison-jennings-baseball-20191009-20191003-rhwumvlp2vg7dl73euswwggcvq-story.html

Bruce Bochy Retirement: Are MLB managers still skippers of the ship?

The end of the Bruce Bochy era in San Francisco raises some interesting questions about the future of the manager position.
— Read on aroundthefoghorn.com/2019/10/01/bruce-bochy-retirement-mlb-managers-still-skippers-ship/

Joe Maddon: Chicago Cubs manager not returning in 2020

Manager Joe Maddon, who led the Cubs to a World Series title in 2016, will not return next season.
— Read on www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/columnist/bob-nightengale/2019/09/29/joe-maddon-chicago-cubs-manager/3811152002/

Raquel Ferreira hates the spotlight. But she’s finally venturing forward as she assumes bigger role with Red Sox – The Athletic

Ferreira is part of the team running the Sox while they search for a new GM. It’s not a role she expected she’d ever have.
— Read on theathletic.com/1255364/2019/09/30/raquel-ferreira-hates-the-spotlight-but-shes-finally-venturing-forward-as-she-assumes-bigger-role-with-red-sox/

Column: California’s college sports reform bill exposes NCAA hypocrisy – Los Angeles Times

FAIR-PAY-TO-PLAY-PLASCHKE
— Read on www.latimes.com/sports/story/2019-09-30/ncaa-reform-sb206-california-college-sports-money

Raquel Ferreira hates the spotlight. But she’s finally venturing forward as she assumes bigger role with Red Sox – The Athletic

Ferreira is part of the team running the Sox while they search for a new GM. It’s not a role she expected she’d ever have.
— Read on theathletic.com/1255364/2019/09/30/raquel-ferreira-hates-the-spotlight-but-shes-finally-venturing-forward-as-she-assumes-bigger-role-with-red-sox/

Home | NY Girls Baseball

Girls baseball in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut
— Read on www.nygirlsbaseball.com/

Jackie Mitchell – Google Search

Jackie Mitchell Baseball – Google Search
— Read on www.google.com/search

Anna Kimbrell – Google Search

Anna Kimbrell Baseball – Google Search
— Read on www.google.com/search

Lilly Jacobson – Google Search

Lilly Jacobson Baseball – Google Search
— Read on www.google.com/search

Actress Geena Davis discusses her passion for gender equality at NCJW/Cleveland luncheon – cleveland.com

Actress Geena Davis discusses her passion for gender equality at NCJW/Cleveland luncheon – cleveland.com
— Read on www.cleveland.com/community/2019/09/actress-geena-davis-discusses-her-passion-for-gender-equality-at-ncjwcleveland-luncheon.html

New exhibit to pay tribute to the history of Hillerich & Bradsby and Louisville Slugger bats | Business | wdrb.com

The people behind the exhibit are hoping the publicity will help them to identify some Hillerich & Bradsby employees seen in old photographs.
— Read on www.wdrb.com/content/tncms/live/

Transgender athletes deserve compassion, but not the right to transform women’s sports – USA Today

[In my opinion: this is entirely the incorrect approach to a very complex issue: the matter of sports and gender is a subset of the more extensive societal issue of equalizing all facets in human society and community…]

Transgender athletes deserve compassion, but not the right to transform women’s sports
— Read on www.google.com/amp/s/amp.usatoday.com/amp/2421776001

Football for girls inspired a dad | Local Sports | eagletribune.com

Dr. Jen Welter came to The Eagle-Tribune offices last week to talk about her free football camp for girls and her passion to inspire young girls.
— Read on www.eagletribune.com/content/tncms/live/

Wildcats’ Andrews puts on power display – Sports – The Examiner of East Jackson County – Independence, Blue Springs, Grain Valley, Oak Grove, Sugar Creek and Lee’s Summit, MO

Even at a young age, Blue Springs senior Bella Andrews wasn’t one who would back down from a challenge.When she was in elementary and middle school, Andrews was one of the few girls playing with and against boys in sports. She started playing baseball at age 7 and was forced to switch to softball at 14 since competitive teams would no longer let girls play, she said.She wanted to compete against boys from the beginning as many of her best friends were males growing up. Andrews
— Read on www.examiner.net/sports/20190926/wildcats-andrews-puts-on-power-display

On the Basis of Sex – “Jon Frankel uncovers why America’s favorite pastime is the one sport, other than football, that we ask girls to forgo in order to play something different…” Watch Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel Episode 270 Online: September 2019 | HBO

On the Basis of Sex
Jon Frankel uncovers why America’s favorite pastime is the one sport, other than football, that we ask girls to forgo in order to play something different.
— Read on www.hbo.com/real-sports-with-bryant-gumbel/all-episodes/september-2019

Three-day baseball tournament begins today

Three-day baseball tournament begins today
— Read on www.tribuneindia.com/mobi/news/ludhiana/three-day-baseball-tournament-begins-today/838869.html

Inside Texas sandlot baseball | MLB.com

The Official Site of Major League Baseball
— Read on www.mlb.com/cut4/inside-texas-sandlot-baseball

One of the highest-ranking women in MLB, Caroline O’Connor emerges as influential voice for Marlins – South Florida Sun-Sentinel

One of the highest-ranking women in MLB, Caroline O’Connor has emerged as an influential voice for the Miami Marlins. The team’s chief operating officer, O’Connor is one of CEO Derek Jeter’s most trusted confidantes.
— Read on www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-marlins/fl-sp-marlins-caroline-oconnor-20190926-rirs63dwvfdhvjzbbbumvseyhi-story.html

Sonoma County filmmaker follows members of US Women’s National Baseball team in new documentary

“Hardball,” a documentary by a Sonoma County filmmaker celebrating women baseball players, screens in San Francisco.
— Read on www.pressdemocrat.com/entertainment/10096801-181/hardhitting-women-honored-in-baseball

What USA Baseball Women do when not Playing or Training

Only one player’s off field bio was recognized in the new release Hardball: Tamara Holmes.

Men who play baseball regularly if not professional have jobs and careers. Granted, they do not tend to wear their off field lives around their neck.

Recently, a delivery service sent a man wearing a t-shirt referencing a local baseball tournament.

He shared with me the three different leagues he participated in including two baseball and one softball.

His enthusiasm for life was so powerful.

I have read over the past 15 years about girls and women in baseball who excel academically and athletically in multiple sports.

Some are rewarded for their work in very complex professions.

Many women in our society today are earning high level degrees in all fields and making strides towards the top rewards accordingly.

If women prefer to perform at the highest levels in baseball: why is there no professional avenue if not only to subsidize their training and playing schedules not like the pay scale in men’s baseball. My understanding is that a professional baseball minor league contract while not enough to maintain an entirely private life, with other accommodations such as travel and housing provided it can allows player to not have to maintain a separate job and therefore sustain training and performance levels to validate a professional grade experience for a paying audience.

Also, it would be the gateway for women to transition from college level softball and into a similarly rigorous training mode as they develop their baseball-specific skills.

In the USA, I would hazard a guess the entire budget for a women’s minor league development program would be a rounding error within the entitle MLB budget:

a natural progression from USA Baseball’s current programming also funded by MLB Baseball.

When money is involved…

… then, all involved take the sport seriously.

The unique cause of girls and women’s baseball requires funding at each level of the structure.

As a parent of a former boy and girl baseball player, I became intimately familiar with all costs associated particularly in travel ball.

As multi sport athletes this included durations remote from home spending on all travel related costs.

Local feed for Rec and Park and Little League while not extreme they all add up.

A not so irrelevant tangent are the costs of shuttling around your kids; taking time from work and career; the toll on same team parents coordinating and relying on one another for the services and costs.

Not the main point of this post but you get my meaning.

Recent changes to national sports betting laws will have a dramatic impact on all sports. Why not girls and women’s baseball? What a keen revenue generator it could become.

Many corporations, from startup to divisions of the top Entertsinment enterprises in the world provide the eyeballs for mega advertising and tracking of fans throughout their daily web journey including unrelated geeks thanks to cookies and other mechanisms.

No doubt the various leading web sites which advance the cause use various tools to put your interests front and center then through mechanisms like Google Ad Words, Facebook’s own ad revenue generator; Instagram’s; WhatsApp: you get the point.

It is a question of who is funding whom.

Baseball for All has a few upcoming tournaments which look terrific. Their costs to players and families are transparent.

What about MLB’s youth and woman programs: who subsidized them?

Now comes the challenging and possibly awkward list of issues:

If a city provides field space for local youth sports programs how will girls and women’s be served in baseball?

We hear of the nightmare tales of coaches and league representatives denying girls access to baseball. It is illegal to begin with and clearly no checks and balances at the local level to guarantee access equally.

If city taxes and registration fees are uniform and represent access for all citizens why are fields not equally provided including options for girls and women to play baseball?

Issues arise when parochial institutions who organize youth team sports will bar girls from playing with boys for purely arbitrary, philosophical, doctrinaire reason.

No longer one should challenge their right to this behavior considering separation of church and state in the USA, specifically. They must have a valid reason for enforcing these programmatic rules.

Only, when they use public lands, that is where we should get into problems. It should we?

The matter has been particularly cut and dry when federal dollars fund the specific public access facility in use.

In a recent incident, a rather interesting permutation became apparent:

US Army land was leased to a local youth baseball entity for public access. There were no accommodations for softball.

Allegedly the same youth baseball organization attempted to thwart the accommodation for softball by launching a girls baseball division: to preserve control over the field access for their own capacity needs.

However, they had to tangle with a lawyer who represented the softball interests who was also the father of a girl he hoped had the opportunity to earn college scholarship dollars same as the boys’ parents in future bids for college Basball opportunities.

Ultimately, all benefited as more fields were built for the two functions: ever notice you younger baseball diamond are about if not the same as softball fields in dimensions…?

To be continued…

Baldwin County deputy wins softball world championship | 13wmaz.com

Meagan Pearson’s work on the diamond pays off every time she climbs into her Baldwin County cruiser.
— Read on www.13wmaz.com/mobile/article/news/local/baldwin-county-deputy-softball-world-championship-usssa-league/93-83271a95-781b-4e68-be71-3e9e00c0b885